Conservation Easements

If you are interested in protecting your land with a conservation easement contact Executive Director, Logan Heley:
logan@heartlandconservationalliance.org or by phone at (816) 316-6071

Questions and Answers on Conservation Easements provided by Kansas Land Trust, 16 East 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044, (785) 749-3297, www.klt.org, January 2014. To download this as a PDF, click here.

What is a conservation easement?

A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and a qualified conservation organization, such as the Kansas Land Trust, that allows a landowner to limit the type or amount of development on their property while retaining private ownership and many uses of the land. The Kansas Land Trust accepts the easement with the understanding that it must enforce the terms of the easement. After the easement is signed, it is recorded in the county land records. The terms of the conservation easement apply to all future owners of the land. Other area land trusts include Heartland Conservation Alliance, Missouri Prairie Foundation, Platte Land Trust, and the Watershed Land Trust.