Conservation easements are used by the Stock Growers Land Trust to work with individuals and communities to maintain working ranches and agricultural landscapes for generations to come.
Conservation easements are voluntary agreements that limit the amount and type of development on a property. This tool preserves the land’s productive capacity and open character. Landowners continue to retain title to the property and all other rights of property ownership.
Each agreement with the Stock Growers Land Trust is individually tailored to meet the concerns of the landowner and the unique features of the property. One can donate or sell conservation easements and they can be granted during the owner’s lifetime or through a bequest. The easement may be placed on an entire property or just a portion.
They are typically assigned in perpetuity, meaning the agreement is attached with the land’s title, regardless of ownership. This ensures the land is maintained as ranchland and open space for future generations.