A conservation easement or conservation servitude can help protect your land, wildlife habitat, scenic areas, or historic buildings. It’s an alternative to selling the land for development.
A conservation easement or conservation servitude is a legal agreement ensuring your property will be managed according to your wishes. With an easement or servitude, you retain ownership of the land, and you may qualify for tax benefits.
The term conservation servitude is only used in the state of Louisiana. For the purposes of this website, we will refer to both as conservation easements.
Conservation easements can be customized to meet a landowner’s needs, whether you own 5 acres or 3,000 acres.
A Handbook for Landowners in the Lower Mississippi River Valley
This handbook is the guide for landowners in the Lower Mississippi River Valley who are interested in learning more about conservation easements. It provides background knowledge about easements, information about the steps involved, the tax benefits of conservation easements, and more about setting up a conservation easement.