Our Commitment to Forever: Conservation Easement Stewardship at the Forest Society
Conservation easements are forever. For every conservation easement the Forest Society accepts, we make a commitment to the landowner that we will protect the conservation values of their property forever. Since the early 1970s, the Forest Society has used conservation easements to protect 130,000 acres of important forest lands, water resources, scenic vistas, wildlife habitat and agricultural resources.
Our easement stewardship staff is responsible for managing our commitment through annual monitoring, building mutually beneficial relationships with landowners, providing educational resources, maintaining permanent records, and working with natural resource professionals.