Sample letter affirming the landowner's intent to proceed with the easement transaction.
This overview of conservation easements, meant for prospective donors, describes the costs and benefits of easements, the importance of land preservation, and the different options for landowners interested in preserving their property. It also details the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy’s process for selecting projects and the organization’s ultimate preservation goals.
This brochure, designed for landowners, provides a summary of the various methods of land preservation.
Form letter used by Androscoggin Land Trust to inform potential land donors about next steps, including IRS Form 8283, appraisal, and stewardship funding.
Letter from the East Mississippi Foothills Land Trust to potential landowners. It explains what a conservation easement is and the process of working with a land trust.
The packet is a compilation of information about the various aspects of land conservation. It defines land trusts and conservation easements, lists the methods of land preservation, explores the costs and benefits of easements, and details the criteria for and process of land donation utilized by The Manada Conservancy.
Survey of experienced conservation staff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that highlights key strategies for working with rural landowners to implement conservation practices to improve water quality such as riparian buffers and streambank fencing. The survey was conducted with the long-term goal of developing a training course to help entry-level and mid-career conservation staff better work with landowners.
The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy general brochure. What they do, who they are and interesting information about PA caves and karsts.
Sample policy for landowner communications and negotiations from Montezuma Land Conservancy.
Template for a post-monitoring landowner letter from Monadnock Conservancy.
Sample landowner letter sent in advance of annual monitoring visit from Big Sur Land Trust.
Regarding appraisal value, warranty and conservation value.
This fact sheet explains the negative impacts of land development near streams and the positive effects that riparian buffers can have on watershed health. In addition, the fact sheet provides instructions for landowners on the establishment and maintenance of stream buffers.