St. Lawrence Land Trust recognizes that the environment is as fragile as it is verdant. The all-volunteer organization works with individuals who wish to determine the future use of their land. They do this by offering alternatives which respect private property rights while providing tax benefits and other financial advantages. In this way, the St. Lawrence Land Trust supports the needs of landowners while protecting the scenic, agricultural, ecological, recreational and cultural attributes of the land.

Landowners who wish to conserve environmental, historical, cultural or recreational features on their property have several options. These options vary in terms of tangible benefits to the landowner, and in terms of the severity of the restrictions on land use. A good general review of options can also be explained in the Land Trust Alliance Fact Sheet.


There are three general options for preserving your land:

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