Why you Should Consider a WAC Conservation Easement
Landowners in the New York City Watershed may enter a WAC conservation easement for several reasons:
To preserve farmland or forestland for future generations.
To protect the environment and water quality.
To assist in transferring a working farm from one generation to another.
To expand the farm or purchase additional equipment.
To support multi-family farm incomes.
To preserve the community’s rural character.
To pay down debt.
WAC’s Conservation Easements are designed as a “working lands” easement to facilitate continued intensive commercial activities such as: agriculture, timber harvests, and blue stone quarrying so long as those activities have a conservation plan approved by WAC.
All WAC Conservation Easements are Willing Buyer/Willing Seller transactions. WAC Conservation Easements are purchased from landowners based on the land’s Fair Market Value.