Land Protection is primarily accomplished by voluntary easement agreements between the Conservancy and a private landowner. A conservation easement is 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 the use of the land to ensure that the owner’s conservation goals for the property are upheld.
A conservation easement can guarantee that the trees on your land won’t be cut down, for instance, or that the proeprty will remain farmland.
Even if you sell your land or pass it on to your heirs, a conservation easement will protect it from losing the natural character that makes it so special.
Geneva Lake Conservancy Easements Facts:
- The Conservancy has thirty one protected properties – a total of 1,972.04 acres!
- Three properties, totaling 16.04 acres, are owned and managed by the Conservancy.
- Twenty eight easements are held by the Conservancy totaling 1,956.0 acres.
- The properties range in size from 0.8 acre to 415 acres
To learn more about conservation easements call Geneva Lake Conservancy (262 275 5700) or email GLC@GenevaLakeConservancy.org.