Resources for Landowners

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Conservation Campaign Toolkit

The toolkit was created to assist citizens in creating and running a political campaign to win public financing for land and water conservation. View Toolkit

Conservation Gifts

All about donating land, or a conservation restriction on a piece of land, to a qualified land trust or governmental agency.

Conservation Grant Programs from Massachusetts

A guide to the Massachusetts Executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) grant programs, open space plans, and other funding sources, presented at the 2017 Mass Land Conservation...

Conservation Land Tax Credit - MA Program Info

Massachusetts rewards landowners who donate a real property interest, either outright or through a conservation restriction, with a tax credit of up to $75,000. Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC)...

Conservation Land Tax Credit - Summary Sheet

Summary prepared by The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts in February of 2013 based on final regulations at 301 CMR 14.00; please confirm with personal tax advisors or Dept. of Revenue....

Conservation Pays

 How protecting endangered and threatened species makes good business sense. View article    

Conservation Restrictions for Agriculture

This document gives an overview of agricultural conservation easements (conservation restrictions). The American Farmland Trust maintains a Farmland Information Center with much more detailed...

Cost of Community Services Fact Sheet

This approach is used to determine the fiscal contribution of existing local land uses, and can be used to compare the costs and contributions of residential development to working and open land.

CPA for Land Protection

The Community Preservation Coalition maintains information on using CPA funds for land protection, as well as technical information on the process and a database of current projects in...