Although both conservation easements and agreements can be very similar, they have some important differences. These differences can be the deciding factor for whether or not they will work for your operation. We are here to help guide you through the entire process and give insight to what programs are beneficial to your ranching operation.
Restrictions may vary depending on the desired environment outcomes
Focus on management activities needed to maintain or enhance grasslands, including restoration
Not tied to the land title
Can be layered on top of a conservation easement
Restrictions are tied to the land title and will remain on that land even if ownership is transferred
Restrictions of no cultivation, no drainage alterations and no new development, unless replacing existing structures
Can be perpetual or a minimum term of 25 years, unless extenuating circumstances arise.