Conservation easements are a tool landowners can use to raise money and /or offset taxes on current income, as part of their estate planning, or to constrain the future use of their property.
There are clear benefits to landowners who place their land in a conservation easement. These have been written about extensively by natural resource-focused government agencies, conservation land trust, attorneys and accountants.
Our intent with this post is to help our clients make informed decisions. So, we are neither criticizing the use of this tool, nor advocating for their use.
Click here to read an article by a land owner about some of the disadvantages.
Thanks to the Alabama Forest Owners Association for publishing this article in their October 2021 newsletter.