Increase land conservation with improved legislation

The Hill
Robert Ramsay
March 26, 2019

In a rare but commendable act of bipartisanship earlier this year, Congress came together to pass the largest public lands package in a decade, which included the permanent reauthorization of the successful Land and Water Conservation Fund. At a time when working across party lines seems obsolete, conservation proved it is still possible to unite Republicans and Democrats.

This week, members of Partnership of Conservation (P4C), a nationwide coalition advocating for increased land conservation, are in Washington to build on this momentum and talk to lawmakers about the important tool of conservation easements. When making a conservation easement donation, an individual, family or partnership of unrelated individuals agrees to permanently give up their property’s development rights and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the forfeited property rights.

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