I have a property that I want to protect; what is the process like?
Scroll through our Easement Process Story Map!
I have a property that I want to sell or donate to NALT. Will you take it?
While it is uncommon for us to purchase land, we are open to receiving donations of land, if we are the right fit. Call us for an initial assessment of your property and vision; if we are unable to take on your property, we can connect you to your local municipality, state agency, organization or land trust to ultimately fulfill your vision.
Before transferring ownership to one of the entities listed above, we can help conserve your property under easement to ensure this land will never be developed, regardless of who owns it.
Does placing a Conservation Easement on my property mean I can never build on it again?
No. NALT will work with you to define one or more Building Areas on your land, where you or future owners can build primary, secondary or accessory structures, including homesites or barns, all of which will be defined in your Conservation Easement and mapping. NALT wants to make sure you and future generations have the flexibility to continue using the land as needed.
I am interested in buying a property that already has a NALT Easement on it. What does this mean?
If you want to understand more about the Conservation Easement that is specific to the property you’d like to buy, please contact the current owner or real estate agent handling the sale. We also recommend you find a lawyer to help you interpret the Conservation Easement. They should be able to answer your questions.
If you ultimately purchase the property, we will be able to answer any other questions you may have and send you a landowner packet, welcoming you to your Conservation Area and introducing ourselves as your new partners in conservation!
Why should I conserve my land with NALT?
Since 1992, NALT has worked with a variety of partners to create Conservation Easements specific to their needs and vision while honoring the land being conserved, all while coordinating with surveyors, lawyers and other conservation professionals within our vast network. In addition, our national reach means that we are not limited by borders and can therefore work with partners who own land in multiple states. We are a group of seasoned professionals, and some of us have been published and/or been on staff for over 20 years! And our consulting attorney has drafted 500+ Conservation Easements.
Do your Conservation Easements allow hunting?
We recognize the importance of hunting in land management and conservation, and as such, our easements do permit hunting. In fact, we can tailor our easement to the landowner’s hunting needs by establishing Building Areas for hunting lodges or permitting food plots.