Frequently Asked Questions

The Land Trust is responsible for monitoring the land and making sure that the terms of the agreement are being met. The Land Trust may also work with the landowner to improve the conservation value of the land.

The Legacy Land Trust Society will seek funding from government grants, foundations, corporations, and individuals. Easement donors may also help with stewardship funds. Raising money will be an ongoing task of the Society.

The cost of establishing an easement includes appraisal and legal fees, ecological studies, coordination by staff and stewardship funding. The Legacy Land Trust Society will need to raise significant funds if it is to achieve its goals.

Most landowners look to a land trust or conservation society when they want to conserve land that they have an emotional connection with, land they feel has important biological, aesthetic or heritage value to their family and to society.

A landowner may receive financial benefits in the form of a charitable tax receipt for the value of the easement donation, forgiveness of capital gains or, in some cases, a partial cash payment. Each case is unique.