What are some of the advantages of conservation easements?

The Benefits of a Conservation Easement

  • Protect open space or critical habitat on your land– whether it’s a family farm or ranch, wetland, pasture or forest—from encroaching development.
  • Preserve the agricultural value and traditional uses of your land by allowing for continued farming, ranching and timber harvesting.

What is a conservation easement deduction?

A conservation easement, in its original, legitimate form, is granted when a landowner permanently protects pristine land from development. In that scenario, the public enjoys the benefit of undeveloped land and the taxpayer gets a charitable deduction.

What are the cons of conservation?

The cons of conservation and adaptive re-use

  • Physical restrictions.
  • Economic Considerations.
  • Deliberation over Social Impacts.
  • Material Incompatibility.
  • Complexity and technical difficulties.
  • Inaccuracy of Information.
  • Perceptions about Adaptive re-use.
  • Barriers caused by redevelopment projects.

What is a qualified conservation contribution?

A qualified conservation contribution is a contribution of a qualified real property interest to a qualified organization exclusively for certain conservation purposes.

Who held the conservation ethic?

1) Romantic-Transcendental Conservation Ethic: Emerson, Thoreau, and later Muir: these individuals took a quasi-religious view of nature, arguing that natural areas and species had intrinsic value and must be so viewed.

What are the two different types of conservation?

Conservation can broadly be divided into two types:

  • In-situ: Conservation of habitats, species and ecosystems where they naturally occur.
  • Ex-situ: The conservation of elements of biodiversity out of the context of their natural habitats is referred to as ex-situ conservation.
  • Hotspots of biodiversity.
  • Threatened Species.