Conservation Restrictions:
A conservation restriction, also known as a CR, is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and a conservation organization. Under a CR, a landowner gives up the right to develop his or her land while still retaining ownership of the property. Future owners of the land are also restricted to the same provisions. Essentially, a conservation restriction prevents the land from ever being developed or changed from hits restriction.

Upon the placement of a conservation restriction, the landowner is eligable for tax breaks and deductions.

For more information on conservation restrictions see:
Conservation Restrictions, A Land Protection Tool by Robert Levitre.
Conservation Restriction Process by Kelly McGrath

Donation of Land:
A landowner may donate land to a conservation oganization, like RLC. Such land is protected and managed by the organization according to the land owner's wishes.

More information on conservation options coming soon