Introduction to Land Conservation

Date of Publication: 01/01/2017

Author: MLTC

There are several options to consider when thinking about conserve your land.

You may convey ownership of the land by:
- donating the land to a nonprofit conservation organization or government entity.
- or selling the land to a nonprofit conservation organization.

You may retain ownership of the land and conserve it via a Conservation Restriction (CR). A CR is a legally binding agreement that allows landowners to retain ownership of their property while permanently restricting certain activities on the land.

Here is one land conservation organization's detailed explanation of land conservation options: