The Southeast Land Trust accepts donated conservation easements from landowners as we work to conserve important forestland, including Tree Farms. In 2006, landowners Jerry and Pat Langdon donated a conservation easement to the Southeast Land Trust on a portion of their family tree farm on busy route 125 in Epping. Why did a realtor agree to permanently conserving valuable land? What role did federal tax incentives for donated easements play? These questions and more are answered through the voice of Jerry Langdon, landowner, business person, and past Selectmen.
Increased Incentive for Donated Conservation Easements through 2011
Congress recently renewed, through 2011, an incentive that enhances the tax benefits of protecting your land by donating a voluntary conservation easement. If you own land with important natural or historic resources, donating a voluntary conservation easement can be one of the smartest ways to conserve the land you love, while maintaining your private property rights and possibly realizing significant federal tax benefits.Read more: Congress Passes Tax Incentives