Common Questions

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Please start by watching this video on preservation basics with
Farm & Natural Lands Trust of York County.

What is a conservation easement? What are the benefits?

Am I restricted from selling my property?

Will I be paid for granting an easement to the Farm and Natural Lands Trust?

Doesn’t the County of York also have a land preservation program?

Can I combine easement programs to preserve my property?

How is the value of the easement determined?

What costs are assumed by the Farm & Natural Lands Trust?

What are my costs for the entire Conservation Easement Agreement process?

Can I use the balance of the Conservation Easement value as a charitable donation?

Why I am being asked to make a Land Stewardship Pledge?