Conservation Easements 101
Conservation easements are voluntary agreements that limit the amount and type of development on a property. This tool conserves the land’s productive capacity and open character. Landowners continue to retain title to the property and all other rights of property ownership.
Each conservation easement with the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is individually tailored to meet the needs of the landowner and the unique features of the property. One can donate or sell conservation easements and they can be granted during the owner’s lifetime or through a bequest. The easement may be placed on an entire property or just a portion.
Conservation easements are granted in perpetuity, meaning the agreement is attached with the land’s title, regardless of ownership. This ensures the land is maintained as ranchland and open space for future generations.