"a way you can protect the environmental value of your land while continuing to own it. It is a legal agreement between a landowner and a nonprofit conservation group or public agency that limits use of the land to ensure that the owner’s conservation goals for the property are upheld."
- Allows you to protect your land permanently, yet retain ownership for you and your descendants,
- Maintains flexibility - you can set up easements that protect your right to farm, cut wood, etc,
- Can signficantly reduce your taxes.