The Future of the Conservation Easement

Looking at the vast network of tools we have established in Virginia for the protection of our land, there is no more powerful tool than the conservation easement.  Created in the early 1960s, conservation easements held by various land trusts now blanket the Piedmont Valley and beyond.  Arms linked, landowners and land trusts stand as…

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River Systems are Integral

In last month’s installment, we described a well-managed property like a diversified stock portfolio. All the natural assets available are used to create financial rewards without relying on real estate development to fund your future. Conservation easements, mitigation banks, and nutrient banks all help to create layers of value in your portfolio. The last two…

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