Owners of rural land have the ability to use conservation easements to protect their land, and our state’s heritage, forever while generating significant sources of income and tax benefits for their families. As leaders in this highly specialized area of law, Braun & Gresham attorneys know how to create and use this powerful estate planning tool to meet our clients’ needs to protect their lands for future generations and to generate substantial income and tax benefits from the sale or donation of a conservation easement.
Conservation Easements: Creating Open Spaces While Protecting Financial Incentives
How does a landowner protect their land, one of their most valuable assets, while protecting their financial interests? A conservation easement may be the answer. Landowners can monetize their development rights by selling a conservation easement to local, state, or federal agencies or organizations. Read more
Top Five Most Frequently Asked Questions About Conservation Easements
What are the benefits of putting a conservation easement on my land?
A conservation easement can free up monetary value that is locked in your land. That value was likely created by development pressure that you did not plan for, do not want, and may have to pay taxes on. Read more
Related Landowner Articles:
Braun & Gresham attorneys are actively updated on cases that affect Texas landowners. The following articles have been highlighted as they relate to conservation and estate planning.
- Monarch Butterfly Gets Protection in ‘Historic’ Deal – By Michael Doyle, E&E News. The Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a sweeping, multistate plan to protect the monarch butterfly without adding it to the Endangered Species Act list. Read more
- Plateau Land & Wildlife Provides Conservation-Related Resources & Activities – Braun & Gresham’s sister company, Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, provides weekly conservation-related activities and resources on Facebook. Follow on Facebook
- Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Delays Drought Cutbacks – Press Release: Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District. At the April 2 Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Board meeting, District Directors voted to delay an order that would put the Jacobs Well Groundwater Management Zone into drought status. Read more
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