These land preservation agreements are made with willing landowners who agree to set aside their land permanently from future commercial development in order to maintain the natural habitat of their property. It is important to note that these are voluntary agreements between the landowner and RIVERLINK; we are not in any way a state or federal agency. But the federal government does specifically authorize land trusts (not just any 501(c)(3) agency) to hold these conservation agreements, which are formal, legal documents which are recorded in the county records wherever the land is located.
*The protection of a relatively natural habitat of fish, wildlife, or plants, or similar
*The preservation of certain open space (including farmland and forest land); or
*The preservation of a historically important land area or a certified historic structure;
*The preservation of land areas for outdoor recreation by, or the education of, the
In general, a property must have significant natural resources and conservation value related to RIVERLINK’s mission to be considered for a conservation easement.