Conservation

Landlease is 100% committed to the future preservation of our earth. We encourage any donation of any kind for the conservation and preservation of the lands we cherish.

Donating land for lease for conservation is a generous and impactful way to contribute to environmental preservation. Here are general steps you can follow, but keep in mind that specific requirements may vary depending on your location and the organization you’re working with. It’s recommended to consult with legal and conservation professionals for guidance tailored to your situation:

Research Conservation Organizations: Identify reputable conservation organizations in your area or those that focus on the type of habitat you want to preserve. Examples include land trusts, environmental nonprofits, or government agencies involved in conservation.

Contact Local Authorities: Get in touch with local government authorities to understand any regulations or restrictions related to land donation for conservation.

Consult Legal Professionals: Seek advice from an attorney experienced in conservation law to understand the legal implications of your donation and to ensure that your interests are protected.

Appraisal of the Land: Have a professional appraiser assess the value of your land. This helps determine the tax implications of the donation and ensures that the value is accurately represented.

Prepare a Conservation Easement: Work with legal professionals to create a conservation easement, which is a legal agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of the land use for conservation purposes. This document will detail restrictions on development and land use to ensure the preservation of its natural state.

Negotiate Terms with the Conservation Organization: Engage in discussions with the chosen conservation organization about the terms of the lease and any conditions attached to the donation.

Tax Considerations: Investigate the tax implications of your donation. Donating land for conservation purposes can often provide tax benefits, including potential deductions for the appraised value of the land. Once all details are agreed upon and legal documentation is prepared, complete the donation process by transferring ownership to the conservation organization.