A conservation easement is a deed restriction landowners voluntarily place on their property to protect resources such as productive agricultural land, ground and surface water, wildlife habitat, historic sites or scenic views. They are used by landowners (“grantors”) to authorize a qualified conservation organization or public agency (“grantee”) to monitor and enforce the restrictions set forth in the agreement. This fact sheet provides basic information about agricultural conservation easements.
Agricultural Conservation Easements
FIC Fact Sheet and Technical Memo
American Farmland Trust
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
January 01, 2016
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos