As a landowner you have many rights associated with your property. You may have rights to the water and minerals on your land. You also have the right to protect your property with a conservation easement (also known as permanent land protection agreements).
Although conservation easements are not the only conservation tool available, the Bainbridge Island Land Trust has entered into 39 of these agreements with private landowners in the last 20 years. Conservation easements may also provide tax benefits on both your personal income tax and property taxes
Read stories about a few landowners who have successfully worked with the Land Trust to protect their property.