How We Protect Land
Every year the Forest Society helps private landowners conserve thousands of acres through two primary methods:
Permanent land acquisitions become part of the Forest Society's reservation system and are managed for recreation, timber, wildlife habitat, watershed protection and scenery. The protected properties remain on the tax rolls, and most are open to the public. Our reservations range in size from four to 4,000 acres and are located in every part of the state.
- Click here to learn more about our permanent reservations.
- Click here for information on conservation options for landowners.
- Click here to view the Forest Society's Land Protection Policy.
Easements leave the land in private hands for forestry and other conservation purposes while permanently prohibiting mining, subdivision and development. The long-term protection of these lands is ensured through the Forest Society's comprehensive stewardship program.
- Click here to read more about how conservation easements work.