The Many Benefits of Protecting Land

Attracting jobs…enhancing property values…saving billions in government costs. Numerous reports have shown that conserving open space in our communities is vital to protecting the economic and natural landscapes upon which we all rely.

In addition, there may be income, estate and property tax benefits that result from donating your land, donating a conservation easement, or selling property as a "bargain sale" at below market value.

The amount and type of tax benefits you can realize depends upon a variety of factors, including the legal tool you've used to protect your land, the value of the donation, your income level and the total value of your estate.

Consult with a financial advisor and/or an attorney to fully understand these tax implications. And we urge you to consider land protection as a proud legacy for yourself and a priceless gift to future generations.

Forest Legacy Program

Landowner Options
Conservation Easements


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The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100% of your donation is tax-deductable as allowed by law.