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ASA offers several options to landowners who are interested in conserving their land for future agricultural and forestry uses. In addition to the landowner’s own conservation goals, there are other factors affecting which option may be available. These include the property’s physical features, its conservation attributes and location, and funding availability. ASA evaluates each potential project according to specific conservation criteria, in addition to whether the property lies within one of our priority areas, as outlined in our Farmland Conservation Plan.
The value given in a report prepared by a professional appraiser that provides an estimate on the fair market value of the property or conservation easement. A “qualified” appraisal is one prepared to substantiate the value of a donated property or easement, and meets Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements.
The sale of a property or easement to a qualified organization for an amount less than the appraised fair market value.
A legal agreement between a landowner and a qualified organization that restricts future activities on the land to protect its conservation values.
The Latest NEWS
Ruth Hill's conservation dreams are made a reality; 195 acres protected on family farm in Schaghticoke.
John McMahon and his son Dan have protected 343 rich, riverbottom acres in Petersburgh.
Charles and Marcia Reiss have donated an easement on their 47-acre property in Shushan.