A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values, either natural or man-made.
These organizations serve an important role in protecting land through easements or the purchase of property from volunteer landowners.
Driftless Area Land Conservancy protects the natural habitats and farmland in the Wisconsin counties of Iowa, Sauk, Richland, Dane, and Lafayette in the southern Driftless Area.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY
Mississippi Valley Conservancy protects native habitats and farmlands in the Wisconsin counties of Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon.
Get outfitted with resources to learn about and take action on farmland access, tenure, and transfer issues.
The FIC helps communities and states create new or improve existing policies and programs to reduce agricultural land conversion, permanently protect land, and support the business of agriculture.
LAND FOR GOOD
The Land for Good website has tool kits for farmers and landowners seeking ways to understand the financial aspects of protecting land through easement. Note: Though designed for Northern New England, its information generally applies to this region as well.