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Sanders' Property

Conserved 371.83 acres on December 23, 2008
Town of Salem

Derial Sanders generously donated a conservation easement on a magnificent parcel of land which supports abundant wildlife on its prominent hilltops, managed forestland, and working fields.

Generous Easement Gift to ASA

In December 2008, Derial Sanders generously donated a conservation easement on his 372-acre property located just outside the Village of Salem. Prominent hilltops, managed forestland, abundant wildlife, frontage on the White Creek, and working fields are just some of the features of this magnificent parcel. Sanders is an avid turkey hunter who uses the property mostly for hunting and recreation, while leasing his fields to a nearby farmer.

Derial Sanders first approached ASA a few years ago to learn more about conservation easements and how donating his development rights could protect his land for the future. “This property is a haven for me and my family.We hunt, hike, bird watch, and take in the stunning sunsets from the hilltop. It has so much to offer that we wanted to ensure that it will not be developed even when our time as caretakers has passed,” remarked Sanders. The easement allows for agricultural, forestry, and recreational structures and uses.

“We decided to move forward with the easement now to take advantage of the enhanced financial incentives offered to landowners who donate a conservation easement before the end of 2009,” Sanders stated. Landowners who donate easements may qualify for state and federal income tax deductions as well as take advantage of a tax credit on property and school taxes offered by New York State.

“Landowners who have the ability and the desire to donate easements are greatly appreciated,” commented Teri Ptacek, ASA’s Executive Director. “They not only conserve the resources on their properties, but they allow us to leverage our limited funds to protect more working farmland in our community.”

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