Properly crafted, a conservation easement can isolate only the land rights that need to be surrendered to protect the specified conservation values. The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust works with landowners and other partners to carefully evaluate and identify the property’s unique characteristics and create the appropriate plan.
Specific conservation values that influence the conservation easements will vary from property to property, depending on the character of the land and the needs of the landowner.
Examples of conservation values include any one or more of the following:
• The opportunity to maintain and improve water quality
• To rehabilitate and perpetuate the growth of a healthy forest
• To habitate and improve wildlife and migration corridors
• The ability to protect scenic vistas visible from roads and other public areas
• To ensure that lands are managed so that they are always available for sustainable agriculture and forestry