Since 1987, 40 landowners have donated their land, a conservation easement over their land, or a portion thereof to the land trust. This incredible generosity has ensured healthy shorelines, streams and forests in our region, forever.
Donation of conservation land or easement
Capitol Land Trust accepts gifts of land for conservation when the land fits within conservation goals outlined in our strategic plan. Potential donations are reviewed by staff, the Lands Committee, and Board of Directors prior to being accepted.
In cases where landowners would like to continue to own the property, but also ensure that it is preserved in perpetuity, landowners may donate a conservation easement or donate the land with a retained interest that allows them to live on the property during their lifetime.
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We can also assist you if you’d like to donate a piece of land for the purpose of being sold, with the proceeds going to fund Capitol Land Trust programs. This option lends itself well in situations where the conservation values of a property are low.
Gifts of land can happen while you are living or through your estate planning. It is important to talk with your tax and legal advisers to understand all the benefits and implications of donating land or easements.
If you have land you are considering gifting, please contact us so we can discuss options that will meet your needs. firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Land Trust is accredited by the Land Trust Association Accreditation Commission. This accreditation affirms Capitol Land Trust meets the national quality standards outlined in the Land Trust Standards and Practices of:
- Sound Finances
- Strong Transactions
- Excellent Land and Easement Stewardship
- Effective Governance