ce_whyLandowners in the New York City Watershed may enter a WAC conservation easement for several reasons:

  • To preserve farmland for future generations.
  • To secure estate planning details.
  • To assist in transferring the working farm from one generation to another.
  • To expand the farm or purchase additional equipment.
  • To support multi-family farm incomes.
  • To pay down debt on the farm.
  • To take advantage of the reduced tax structure.
  • To protect the environment and water quality through long-term stewardship and land ownership.