Preserve Land

Land Protection Options

There are a number of options available to landowners who wish to leave a legacy of open, natural or agricultural land for the benefit of future generations.

  • Conservation Easements
  • Land Donations
  • Other Land Protection Options

Please contact Kim Elsenbroek for more information about preserving your land: 815-337-9502 or email at [email protected] 

Conservation Easements

A conservation easement is a voluntary, permanent agreement between a landowner and a qualified organization like The Land Conservancy. The agreement clearly defines future uses and restrictions for the property, while allowing the owner to continue to use and enjoy the land and eventually sell it or pass it to his or her heirs, knowing that it will remain undeveloped.

Land Donations

In some cases, a landowner may decide that he or she no longer wishes to own certain property, and would benefit from receiving an income tax deduction for donating the land to an organization like TLC.

Other Land Protection Options

There are additional ways that one might be able to preserve land for the benefit of future generations. Options include

  • Sale Options
  • Nature Preserve 
  • ACE: Agricultural Conservation Easements. The Land Conservancy of McHenry County has worked with several farm owners to help them preserve the land they love through donation of a permanent conservation easement. In some cases, the donation has resulted in significant income tax reductions for the landowner.

Preserve Land

Please contact Kim Elsenbroek for more information about preserving your land:
815-337-9502 or email at [email protected] .

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