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First Steps

We recommend considering and discussing these “nuts and bolts” questions with your family, your legal/financial advisors, or INHF as you begin your decision-making:

  • Do I want to continue to own or use the land during my lifetime?
  • Do I want financial compensation for my land?
  • Are potential tax savings important to me?
  • Do I want to protect all of my property, or just part of it?
  • Do I want the land to be open to the public as a park or wildlife area?
  • Who might be best suited to oversee the long-term protection and care of my land: an individual, a nonprofit conservation group or a public conservation agency?

Your answers to these questions can help to direct you to land protection techniques and partners that best fit your situation and your land.

Lots to think about. Let’s talk it through.
It can be hard to sort through your land protection options and tax benefits on a website. We’re here to help you through it. We can visit by phone, in person or on the land. Free. Confidential. No sales pitch. No obligation. Just the information and introductions you need to get started. Contact us.