If you are reading this, you are most likely a landowner in Texas who is concerned about the future of your land. Perhaps you have a farm or ranch that has been in your family for generations, or maybe you recently purchased your second home in an idyllic rural area. Whatever your situation, many Texas landowners face the same dilemma: how do you ensure that the land you love looks the way that it does forever?
How can you pass along your legacy to the next generation with the assurance that they too will care for, protect, and revel in the beauty of your favorite place?
TLC works with landowners like you who have a passion for their land and who want to find a way to ensure that its integrity and natural condition is preserved forever. Using a tool called a conservation easement, we can help you protect your land for the benefit of your future generations.
A conservation easement is a legal agreement between you, the property owner, and a qualified conservation organization (often a “land trust”) or public agency, such as TLC. When entering into this kind of legal agreement, the owner voluntarily agrees to restrict the type and amount of development that may take place on his/her property.
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- Conservation Easement Process
- Tax Incentives for easement donors
- Glossary of Common Terms
- Index of Helpful Documents.