Approximately 4,000 acres in the Trust’s focal area remain vulnerable to development. It is our highest priority to work toward permanent preservation of these remaining lands.
Land protection begins with a willing land owner who agrees to permanently protect their land from development, while retaining ownership of the land. With highly qualified staff and technical support from our partners in the community, the Trust identifies strategic properties, works with landowners, prepares proposals, and negotiates agreements to protect those lands. Once the land is protected by a conservation easement, the Trust is legally bound to monitor and enforce compliance with the agreement, in perpetuity.
To learn more about how to protect your land by donation of a conservation easement, read our booklet below, Heroes of the Willistown Countryside.
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