Conservation buyers typically donate a conservation easement on the property within a year of their purchase. The donation of a conservation easement may provide significant income and estate tax benefits to the buyer. By permanently reducing the potential for residential development on a property, buyers who donate conservation easements may reduce their acquisition costs by up to 20%. Click here for more detailed tax information.
Listed Conservation Buyer properties include lands that contain wetlands, agricultural land, wildlife habitat, land adjacent to other protected properties, and/or land of sufficient size that its resources will remain intact if adjacent lands are developed. Listed Conservation Buyer properties may also include land that is already protected by conservation easement.