Easements

A Conservation Easement, when created has MONETARY value. Once determined, this value can be realized by the landowner in whole or in part, whether it be a “purchased easement”, a “donated easement”, or a combination of both.

How is equity received by the landowner as a result of creating an agricultural or conservation easement? In the case of a “donated easement”, equity is received by the landowner in the form of:

In the case of a “purchased easement”, equity is received by the landowner in the form of a cash payment.