Over the last thirty years, rapid population growth and subsequent commercial and residential development has led to the loss of thousands of acres of open space, forests, wetlands, wildlife habitats and other natural resources in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has adversely affected many historical and cultural aspects of life here. Virginia’s population is projected to continue to grow, ultimately putting precious open space at further risk.
Do you own land that you want to protect from development? A conservation easement may be what you are looking for. No matter the size of your property, the Land Trust of Virginia is here to guide you through the process and develop an easement that suits your needs and will protect your land in perpetuity.
**Is the property you are considering protecting located in Loudoun County? If so, you might qualify for the Loudoun County Conservation Easement Assistance Program, which will provide up to $15,000 to assist with covering the costs of a conservation easement.
The Program funding can cover: Attorney’s fees, Land appraisal and survey fees, Processing and document fees, and Stewardship costs
We will apply for you and help you through the process. Check out this link for more information: https://www.loudoun.gov/5131/Conservation-Easement-Assistance-Program.