Information for Land Owners

How Can You Protect Your Land?

Many landowners have a natural desire to pass down property undisturbed that has given meaning to their lives and can give great joy satisfaction to others in the future.  Often, these landowners have important financial or family considerations. LandTrust professionals help landowners, their families and their communities understand the options available – including legal and tax implications. Then they determine the best way to protect and preserve the property that is dear to them.

Landowners can protect their land through a number of methods.  The LandTrust uses the following tools to meet the special needs of landowners and their families seeking to conserve their lands:  conservation easements; bargain sales; remainder interest trust for reserved life estate; bequest, living trust, or charitable trust; gifts of heritage program; and installment gifts or sales of land.

Learn more by reading this publication by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina: How to Protect Your Land