What is a conservation easement?

A conservation easement is a restriction on private property, usually to limit how many houses might be built or how many times it can be divided. Think of the view of a favorite farm across a valley. Imagine it with 10 or 20 houses added. The goal of a CE is to limit this and preserve agricultural or open space areas in perpetuity.

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1. How much land does the Land Bank own?
2. How do you justify taking land off the tax rolls?
3. When will you be done? How much conserved land is enough?
4. Can Land Bank funding be used for other types of community efforts?
5. What is a conservation easement?
6. How/when was the Land Bank established?
7. Does the Land Bank buy land and "lock it up" so people can't use it?
8. What is the difference between the Land Bank and the Preservation Trust?
9. Can I hunt on Land Bank property?
10. What is the "drone" policy on Land Bank Preserves?