Conservation Easements on Working Farmland

Based in Georgia, the Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship through over 46,000 acres of protected land and public lands throughout the South including 8 public nature areas.


A conservation easement is a legal agreement between the landowner and the land trust that permanently limits the uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. The landowner continues to own the land and can live on it, sell it or pass it on to heirs with the agreement remaining in place. Conservation easements can still allow for farming and agriculture on the property, as well as some permanent structures.


Conservation easements can be placed on various types and sizes of both private and public land, including working farmland. In most cases, the landowner is eligible for Federal income, estate, and property tax benefits.


If you’re interested in working with the Southern Conservation Trust team on a conservation easement, please contact us at or at 770-486-7774 ext: 2.


Learn more about our general Conservation Easement program here.

Discuss your conservation options with our team today.
Email: Office: 770.486.7774 ext.2.