Conservation Easements

Conservation Easement brochure

Conservation Easements are a common and flexible legal agreement between a land trust like The Wilderness Center and landowners intended to limit land use.

Map of Easements

Conservation Easements:

• Permanently restrict land use (i.e., Surface mining, subdivision, development)

• Allow landowners to retain the right to own, sell, live on, and use their land.

• Allow landowners to make the decisions.

• Could qualify a landowner for a tax deduction.

TWC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization that works with caring property owners to preserve their land.  We are interested in helping you to protect natural and agricultural lands, primarily within the Sugarcreek watershed.

There are several ways you can protect your land in perpetuity so that it may be enjoyed by future generations. Land may be donated to The Wilderness Center through a life estate, will or a trust.  A conservation easement is another way to protect your land.  This method allows for continued family ownership after your death, but places restrictions on how the land can be developed.  There are tax benefits that ma be realized either through a life estate or conservation easement.  If you have any questions please contact either Jeff or Gary at The Wilderness Center at 330-359-5235.

Conservation Easement Brochure


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