Our Land Projects
Jefferson Land Trust protects open space, working lands, and habitat in four ways:
- Through conservation easements, which are voluntary legal agreements between a landowner and a land trust or government agency to permanently protect the identified natural features and conservation values of that property.
- Through preserves, which are lands that Jefferson Land Trust buys outright or have received through donation or bequest.
- Through perpetual monitoring and stewardship of both easements and preserves, and through ongoing partnerships with the landowners.
- By providing assistance and serving as partners to local and state governments, community groups, and businesses and developers in identifying conservation values and developing ways to achieve mutually beneficial land-related solutions.
Click on Protected Properties to learn more about the individual conservation easements and preserves we currently protect.
Click on Current Projects to learn more about our proactive work, often done in partnership with other not-for-profits and local and state agencies.
Click on Land FAQs to learn more about conservation easements and how you can donate land or easements.