Caring for your Protected Land

LTC Conservation Easement Stewardship Philosophy

Landowners can contact us with any questions. We are available to clarify anything regarding your conservation easement and our interpretations. We can’t always be the source of technical advice, but we can try and direct you to the appropriate natural resource professional.

On the Conservancy’s end, sound conservation easement stewardship is achieved through careful planning, annual monitoring, consistent documentation, and maintaining communication with the landowners whose property is protected with a conservation easement.

The Stewardship Guide for Conservation Easement Landowners is a booklet describing the Conservancy’s stewardship program in more detail with information about property taxes and conservation easements.

A Conservation Easement Stewardship newsletter is sent to all easement landowners annually. This newsletter provides basic information about easement stewardship and updates on monitoring activities, tax issues, and other topics. See right for back issues of this newsletter.

Private Landowner Stewardship
Many landowners desire to actively manage or restore their land. Sometimes protecting land against development with a conservation easement is just the first step to protecting the natural diversity and beauty of a property.

If you are interested in managing your forest (and your easement permits it) there are many sources of information and several professional foresters at your disposal.

Consultants, Funding Sources, Forest Management Tips & More
Links to Resources for Caring for Your Own Land

Landowners can contact us with any questions. We are available to clarify anything regarding your conservation easement and our interpretations. We can’t always be the source of technical advice, but we can try and direct you to the appropriate natural resource professional. Here is a list of consultants, grant opportunities, and other resources for landowners with an interest in ecological improvements on their land.

Conservation Easement Staff Contact:

Derek Shiels
Conservation Easements and Preserve Stewardship
Email: derek@landtrust.org
Direct Line: 231.344.1006

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