A conservation easement enables landowners to permanently protect their land, assuring them that their property will remain rural, undeveloped, and restricting it from conversion to large-scale subdivisions or industrial/commercial uses.
Landowners can still farm, operate bed-and-breakfasts, conduct forestry and vineyard operations, etc. Landowners continue to enjoy ownership in their land as long as they desire. When the land is sold or passed to heirs, it will continue to be protected.
Donations to the G1FT program are tax deductible and are used to preserve rural lands and waters in Frederick County.
The funds are administered by the Frederick County Conservation Easement Authority. To make a donation, please call 540-665-5651 or click the 'Donate' button.