Conservation Options

Recent years have seen a surge in public awareness of such environmental problems as the rapid loss of open space to development, declining wildlife habitat, and increasing water and air pollution. Fortunately, many communities and individuals are responding with action, including the conservation of natural resources through land trusts. As of 2010, more than 1,700 local, state, and national land trusts had protected 37 million acres nationwide, including 973,000 now protected by New York’s 97 land trusts.

The Woodstock Land Conservancy is proud to be part of this growing movement. Our success is possible because of financially beneficial conservation agreements that allow landowners to protect their properties and secure a conservation legacy for future generations. Chief among these are conservation easements, land sales, and land donations (click to read more about each of these topics).

Catskill viewshedConservation agreements with WLC are completely voluntary and are designed to meet the wishes and long-term needs of landowners. Contact us to receive our detailed brochure, “Making Conservation Work: Options and Benefits for Landowners.”

Note: WLC welcomes the opportunity to discuss conservation options with you and maintains confidentiality. However, because of the complexity and specificity of each land protection option and the changing nature of related tax regulations, it is important that you consult with your own legal, tax, and appraisal advisors when deciding how best to protect your land.