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Conservation Easement Documents

Without proper advice and knowledgeable assistance, the process of preserving land via a conservation easement can be intimidating.

We have prepared a number of sample documents to help you become familiar with the process. Each of these documents can be downloaded from the links below.

Please note that we provide these documents only as samples and that you should not rely upon them in the absence of professional legal and tax advice.

Please read the following disclaimer:

Warning: The documents, forms and information provided on this website are for informational purposes only.  The conveyance of a conservation easement involves the permanent transfer of valuable legal rights.  Landowners should consult with their personal legal and tax advisers regarding all matters pertaining to conservation easements.

SAMPLE DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

IRS FORM 8283 | NONCASH CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
Every donation of a capital asset requires the completion and filing of an IRS Form 8283
View a sample IRS Form 8283 for Noncash Charitable Contributions.  Consult your tax advisor regarding the use of this form.

EXAMPLE DEDUCTION FOR A CONSERVATION EASEMENT
View a Sample Deduction for a Conservation Easement. Consult your tax advisor regarding deductions.

SAMPLE DEED OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT
Attached is a sample easement form for informational purposes only.  This form should not be used without consultation with the Land Trust, the landowner and the landowner’s legal and tax advisors.
View a sample “DEED OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT” document.

OTHER CONSERVATION TOOLS
View Ohio conservation options.

EXAMPLE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
View the PowerPoint presentation Walking the Land With Your Uncle.
You will need PowerPoint on your PC.