The Leelanau Conservancy believes that good relationships with conservation easement landowners are essential to maintaining effective stewardship.
These relationships with landowners help guarantee preservation of the integrity of conservation easements. The goal of the Conservation Easement Stewardship Program is to build relationships with owners of conserved land so that landowners and their communities know us as accessible, efficient, and trustworthy. We hope owners of conserved land will understand their conservation easement, feel part of a land conservation community, and act as ambassadors of conservation. We have an obligation to explain to landowners that the conservation easement is a binding legal document that limits how their land is used. Although there will be some requests that we cannot approve, we will do our best to accommodate landowner needs.
“Placing an easement on your property is simply your way of ensuring that the place you love is managed in the way you want it to be.” -Kay Charter, Charter Sanctuary 2019
To learn more about our conservation easement program, contact Chase Heise at [email protected].