A conservation easement preserves the special qualities of a property that make it unique. It also adds value for community benefit. The preservation of our natural ecosystems and cultural heritage are a legacy for the future. Protecting or forests, wildlife, waters, farms and wildlife contributes to the long term health and well being of our region.
Conservation easements are granted in perpetuity and apply to the land regardless of who may own it in the future. Landowners who have donated easements to the GLLT have found that they offer many advantages and benefits. You and the GLLT decide together what needs to be protected and what you would like to achieve through protection by conservation easement. You may protect all or only part of your property.