Conservation Easements

What are Conservation Easements?

Conservation Easements are one of the most effective tools available for the permanent protection of private lands.

A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or public agency that restricts the use of a particular property in order to protect its conservation values; they are used to achieve a variety of conservation purposes, including open space preservation, agricultural preservation, and natural resource protection.

Learn more:

Cal Fire: Preserving the Forest in Perpetuity

NRCS: Healthy Forests Reserve Program


Learn about our local organizations and how to place a conservation easement on your land.

Sonoma County Agriculture and Open Space District:

Sonoma Land Trust:

Bodega Land Trust:

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