This voluntary legal agreement between the landowner and a land trust is the most widely used and one of the most flexible conservation tools. A conservation easement allows the landowner to use, own, and pass down the land while permanently limiting how it can be used. As the holder of the easement, it is Connemara’s duty to monitor the property in perpetuity, thus insuring that the terms of the easement are followed and that the land’s conservation values are forever protected.
The most recent version of the Texas Conservation Easement Handbook may be downloaded below. It is a useful resource guide to everything you want to know about conservation easements and the financial benefits of an easement donation. There are a number of conservation easement projects profiled in the booklet to help you understand what other landowners have done to protect their lands here in Texas.
Please contact us at Connemara for more information.