Conserving Land, Preserving a Legacy

This great article was featured in the West Virginia Land Trust’s Winter Snap Shots newsletter that was distributed this month. In addition, the Land Trust Alliance has featured this story in their newsletter, as well.

Page Dickson of Ronceverte, WV decided to preserve her family’s farm with a conservation easement through the West Virginia Land Trust. According to Terrell Ellis, Senior Program Manager for the West Virginia Land Trust “The discussion begins with the Land Trust understanding exactly what the land owner’s hopes and wishes are for the land.” Ellis continued, “After we gain that understanding, it then becomes our job to identify the important environmental and ecological features of that land and to make sure the land owner’s vision aligns with our conservation criteria and values. An easement is then crafted around both. Through discussion with the property owner we were able to balance our collective wishes for land protection with a practical approach toward keeping this a working farm.”

Read the full story by clicking on the link below.

http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101350240655-175/Winter2013SnapShotsPAGE.pdf

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