Forever Wild Easement
What is Forever Wild Easement
Conservation Easements are legally binding between landowners as well as the government agency and the land trust. This limits the use of the land so that the conservation values are protected. In this, the landowners are allowed to continue the use and ownership of the land, they can even sell it or pass it to their heirs but it needs to be protected and preserved.
When the landowner gives any kind of land in a donation form to the land trust, some of rights associated with the land are given up and in forever wild easements in addition to this, the landowner, gives up various rights including building structures or roads, subdividing the land, conducting any sort of industrial as well as commercial activities, farming or cutting of timber. However, the landowners can use the land for non motorized, non mechanized recreations and Forever Wild Easement also means that activities like hunting are not permitted on the land. This helps in conservation as well as it also helps the landowner get a rebate on his or her taxes in addition to being able to fulfill his or her goals.
When a land owner wants to go for Forever Wild Easement there is a proper agreement he or she needs to draw up and also this needs to be clearly understood that it is permanent and binding once donated. There is no turning back in any way. There are several places where one can download forms which show the landowner the terms and conditions of these agreements.
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