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Conservation Easement


A legal agreement between a landowner and a conservation organization or government agency that permanently limits a property's uses in order to protect the property's conservation values.


Triangle Land Conservancy. "Glossary of Land Conservation Terms and Techniques." Triangle Land Conservancy. 24 Nov 2008. 2 July 2009.

Alternative definition

A voluntary deed restriction placed by the landowner on his or her property to protect valuable agricultural resources, including soils, water quality, wildlife habitat, historic sites and scenic views.