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Landowner Benefits

  • Receive cash for the sale of property, development rights or conservation easementPhoto credit: Washtenaw Land Trust/Mark Patrick
  • Tax benefits for donation (or partial donation) of conservation easements
  • In the instance of a conservation easement, landowner retains ownership of the land and can continue to farm and live on property.  Landowner can sell, donate or bequeath property to heirs.
  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Potential property tax reduction
  • Leaving a legacy.

Decision Tree - Conservation Options and Compensation Choices

  • Sell or donate Conservation Easement
  • Sell or donate title to property.
  • Bargain Sale of Easement or title to property
  • Donation of Conservation Easement in will
  • Donation Remainder Interest