If you would like to protect your property without selling it, granting a conservation easement may suit your needs best. Conservation easements are legal agreements that establish permanent restrictions on use and development of the land while keeping it in private hands. Landowners can use conservation easements to protect their property’s natural, cultural, and historical resources without selling it.
Each easement is unique and is tailored to meet the needs and wishes of the individual landowner. Granting an easement entrusts the Association with the responsibility to monitor and enforce the restrictions put in place by the landowner. Easements can be purchased or donated outright, and usually help landowners receive favorable income, gift, or estate tax benefits.
For more information on these or other land protection ideas, please contact Stephanie Panlasigui at (919) 620-9099 ext. 206, or email Stephanie@enoriver.org.