A conservation easement is a private legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust, such as the Land Trust of Virginia, that protects land and its conservation values permanently. Together the landowner and the land trust craft an easement that protects the significant natural and cultural attributes of the land.
Land conservation easements are a Virginia strategy for protection and improvement of water quality; preservation of cultural and historic sites; protection of our plant and animal communities; sustaining working landscapes and natural areas; and enhancing our quality of life as Virginians.
What’s an Easement?
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