Conservation Easement

Wildlife are the only visitors allowed in some protected habitats.

Many of Red-tail Land Conservancy’s preserves are conservation easements which are not open to the public. This allows plants and wildlife to thrive undisturbed by human activity and infrastructure, like trails.

A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between landowners and Red-tail to permanently limit the use of land in order to protect high quality habitats and natural areas.

Landowners can protect the land they love from pressures which may cause them to sell or divide it. Red-tail’s task is to regularly monitor land under easements to be sure its natural values are protected now and in the future.

Conservation easements are one of several ways privately owned land can be protected forever.

 


Pictured: Steussey-Williams Conservation Easement, Henry County. © Helen Steussey