U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Conservation Easements
A conservation easement is a legal agreement voluntarily entered into by a property owner and a qualified conservation organization such as a land trust or government agency. The easement contains permanent restrictions on the use or development of land in order to protect its conservation values. These easement restrictions vary greatly for each agency or organization.
For more details visit U.S. Fish & Wildlife.
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Protecting and Enhancing our Natural Resources
NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment. All NRCS easement programs are voluntary. We provide technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are needed to make NRCS easement programs successful. For more detailed information visit NRCS Easements.