Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
The Land Trust Alliance
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

The Land Trust Alliance

428
views

Published on

Types of conservation easements and the pros and cons for owners wishing to participate in a voluntary land conservation agreement.

Types of conservation easements and the pros and cons for owners wishing to participate in a voluntary land conservation agreement.


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
428
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. The Land Trust Alliance And Land Conservation in America
  • 2. The Land Trust Alliance
    • Works with over 1,600 land trusts in the United States
    • Utilizes conservation easements
    • Advocates voluntary land preservation
    • Promotes education and standards
    • Provides resources
    • Foundation is The Land Trust
  • 3. What Is A Land Trust?
    • First formed in late 1800’s
    • Private, non-profit organizations
    • Created to preserve and protect land
    • Tax-exempt status allows for donations
    • Creates public & private partnerships
    • Utilizes conservation easements
  • 4. The First Land Trust
    • Charles Eliot
    • (1859-1897)
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Father of the
    • Land Trust Movement
    • Compared land held in trust to books in a library or paintings in a museum
  • 5. Conservation Easements
  • 6. Conservation Easements-Benefits
    • Owner
    • Tax Benefits
    • Maintains Control
    • Compensation while keeping land through tax benefits or cash
    • Land Trusts
    • No management required
    • Less cost to acquire
    • Easier to work with owners who want to keep their land
  • 7. Conservation Easements
  • 8. Conservation Easements-Cons
    • Owner
    • Restrictions in perpetuity required for tax benefit
    • Future income limits property value
    • IRS compliance/rules can be challenging
    • Land Trust
    • Monitoring requirements
    • Future landowners may not wish to honor easement
    • Current land use is not guaranteed
  • 9. Types of Conservation Easements
    • Agricultural
    • Coastal
    • Wetlands
    • Historical
    • Forest
    • Open-space
  • 10.  

×