Conservation Easement Programs
Conservation easements provide landowners with a legal means of protecting their properties' conservation values while maintaining ownership, retaining certain uses of their land and earning significant tax benefits.
A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and an easement holder by which the landowner imposes permanent restrictions on the way the property is used. Conservation values are protected by extinguishing some property rights, such as mining and subdivision, while reinforcing rights such as passive recreation, agriculture, silviculture and some limited construction. Sherburne County SWCD offers technical assistance to landowners who are interested in Conservation Easement Programs. Please contact our office for more information 763-241-1170 x 4