Our Mission

Partnership for Conservation’s mission is to improve and reform current federal conservation easement law and practices to protect the long-term availability and integrity of conservation easement donations for all Americans.

To achieve its mission, P4C supports strengthened appraisal and appraiser requirements, more guidance and clarity within the rules and regulations, and greater transparency of all conservation easement transactions.

Land conservation has never been more important, and the significant conservation achieved through partnerships enables more Americans to participate and protect more lands with both high conservation values and high development potential.

P4C’s goal is to ensure that decision makers and the public are well-informed on the importance of conservation easements and the related federal tax incentive, and to create open and unbiased coordination among stakeholders to maximize conservation for all generations.

Photo credit of Southeast Regional Land Conservancy.

Who We Are

We are a diverse, national coalition of stakeholders working to ensure the long-term availability and integrity of conservation easement donations. Our members include individuals, private companies, land trusts, sportsmen’s organizations, and conservation groups. We are committed to supporting the highest professional standards in land conservation.

P4C Goals



We stand for the highest level of integrity and best practices in private land conservation through conservation easement donations and Section 170(h).


We conduct outreach to help educate decision makers and the public about the importance and success of conservation easement donations.


We advocate for the effective, fair and compliant implementation of land conservation under Federal rules, with the objective of maximizing the conservation of land to benefit future generations.


Our Leadership

Robert Ramsay

Board Chairman & President, Partnership for Conservation

Meet Robert

Malissa Hathaway McKeith

Board Member, Partnership for Conservation

Meet Malissa

Leonard Jordan

Board Member, Partnership for Conservation

Meet Leonard

George C. Thornton

Founder, Heritage Preservation Trust

Meet George

Brian Cooper

Vice President, Pinewood Atlanta Studios

Meet Brian

Katie Pace Quattlebaum

CEO and Executive Director, Southern Conservation Trust

Meet Katie

Joe Knott

Director of Military Partnerships, Compatible Lands Foundation

Meet Joe

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