Step 1: Landowner Proposal
Conservation begins when a landowner contacts LPOSC and expresses her or his wish to donate a conservation easement. LPOSC will provide conservation easement information, review the landowner’s application and proposed plans for conservation, conduct site visits to the property, and determine whether or not the conservation easement meets LPOSC criteria. Once the LPOSC Board of Directors has reviewed a proposal, a determination is made.
With approved applications, the landowner signs a Grantor Agreement, pays a retainer fee to cover initial costs for hiring consultants, and the conservation easement process continues.