WHY CONSERVATION MATTERS

Every day, 6,000+ acres of natural spaces are lost to development. Future generations should enjoy our country’s scenic open spaces for years to come, because conservation matters – and we should be encouraging more land conservation, not restricting it.

Conservation in Action

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We are a diverse, national coalition of stakeholders in more than 40 states representing the entire conservation easement ecosystem – and we believe that conservation should be available for ALL Americans. Join our land conservation efforts today.

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What We Stand For

Our
Position

The IRS issued Notice 2017-10 on December 23, 2016, designating certain donations of conservation easements by partnerships as a “listed transaction.” P4C has five primary overarching concerns with the Notice, and provides several potential alternative solutions.

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Legislative
Proposals

Section 170(h) of the Internal Revenue Code has helped preserve millions of acres of land for almost 40 years. With an enhanced conservation easement incentive in 2015, the tax incentive is working as intended – and P4C supports common-sense improvements to continue to empower private conservation for more Americans.

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Best
Practices

P4C recommends several best practices our members follow when using private funding to advance conservation efforts in the United States. We encourage any qualified recipients to accept conservation donation easement donations that adhere to these guidelines.

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Updates

Tax Notes By Kristen Parillo and Fred Stokeld July 16, 2019 A bill to stop abusive conservation easement transactions would only temporarily reduce the number of deals and

P4C released the following statement today in regards to the Joint Committee on Taxation’s analysis of S.170: While it is no surprise the curtailing of a charitable tax

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