Process


There are many benefits for landowners who choose conservation easements, but make no mistake it is a process that takes time. These are permanent documents and time is criucial to ensure that it is right. At Five Valleys Land Trust, we work closely with landowners to guide them through it – from our initial conservation assessment to securing funding to signing the final documents.

Every easement is unique, but the basic agreement is structured in much the same way. So too are the values we assess for each property.  During the conservation easement process, you’ll be asked to review easement drafts and provide information about your property.

Step 1 If you are interested in learning more about conservation easements for your property please feel free to call us.  Our experienced staff will answer any questions that you have.  Feel free to contact us at (406) 549-0755

Step 2 If you choose to learn more about a conservation easement on your property one of our conservation project managers will visit your property to further discuss your specific conservation goals and how they might be achieved with a conservation easements.

Step 3 If we all agree that we share important conservation goals that can be met with an easement, we will ask you to write a letter of intent.  With this letter we can take your project to our Board of Directors for preliminary approval. Preliminary board approval enables staff to commit time and resources to the early due diligence and feasibility efforts that we will undertake together.


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