ALE funds are available to land trusts, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and tribes that have existing programs to purchase conservation easements
that protect the agricultural use and conservation values of privately owned land.
Native American Tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations that have farmland or grassland protection programs are eligible to partner with NRCS to purchase conservation easements
Based on the value of the relinquished use, the appraiser valued Esgar's conservation easement
at $570,500, the Holmeses' at $867,500, and the Tempels' at $836,500.
This role is essentially equivalent to the OLT's conservation director, but on a national scale; it includes the development and stewardship of conservation easements
, coordinating with government agencies and other conservation groups, managing land staff, and a whole lot of grant writing and fundraising to sustain the program.
easement over land burdened by a conservation easement
A prime point here is that a land trust can tailor a conservation easement
to individual situations and goals.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government developed the first agricultural conservation easement
program by a local government.
Put your ranch under a conservation easement
, which restricts development of the land and lowers its taxable value.
Additionally, analysis of past private letter rulings, while not available as precedent for future determinations, provides valuable insight into how to structure a qualified conservation easement
Forest Service uses some of it to purchase lands for its own management and some to buy conservation easements
on private lands.
Since 1986, the Service reports that it has received at least 1,400 conservation easement
and fee-simple farmlands covering 132,000 acres, but the actual number is unknown because the Service's records are incomplete.
There is a heightened demand for real estate appraisal services among land trust officials pertaining to conservation easement