Information For Landowners
Land trusts are a way for landowners to set restrictions on the future use of their land. A landowner may want to restrict use of the land to logging or cattle grazing, may want to preserve land as a wilderness or public recreation area, or some other arrangement. Alternatively, a landowner may decide to outright donate their land to a land trust if he or she believes in the mission of such an organization.
There are Many Reasons a Landowner Would Make This Choice
Some do it because they value the natural landscape and want future generations to see trees instead of apartment complexes. Some do it to garner tax breaks and keep the property in the family, even if the land no longer generates enough cash to cover property taxes. There are many reasons to consider using a land trust.
Working with Payette Land Trust
When a landowner chooses to conserve their land, PLT will guide them through the legal process and oversee the easement in perpetuity. PLT assists landowners with all phases of the conservation easement process.
After a conservation easement is completed and recorded, the Land Trust is the entity responsible for monitoring and enforcing the restrictions the landowner chooses to place on the land. Ultimately the Land Trust is responsible for ensuring the terms of the conservation easement are upheld in perpetuity.
We can help you to discover what options are available for your land.
Simply Put, Payette Land Trust
- Helps landowners consider their options.
- Informs landowners as to tax benefits of creating an easement or donating land.
- Manages easements and land in accordance with the terms set by landowners.
- Uses donated land in alignment with local conservation and recreation goals of the community.
- Raises funds to support administration of all of the above.