Conservation Easements

Working RE
By Jeff Kauttu
October 2, 2019

Every corner of the United States is home to important and diverse habitats that deserve to be protected; many hold awe-inspiring natural beauty. What is equally important and just as rare is environmentally important land that also has significant development potential. It is this type of high-value development land that is ideally suited for the consideration of a conservation easement, an important tool used to protect valuable ecological resources for future generations.

The old axiom about land is that there is no more where that came from, which is acutely true when discussing sensitive habitat and wetlands. Once eliminated, it is prohibitively difficult and expensive to return land to its natural state.

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