residents of the southwest Washington, we depend
upon and value the watersheds and the wetlands, the
agricultural lands, the streams and open spaces, the
conifers and creatures unique to our region. These
dwindling assets are essential to our quality of life, yet
they are disappearing at an unprecedented
Land Trust seeks to maintain the coexistence of people,
wildlife and the natural habitats that sustain us all,
by working with groups and individuals at the local
level to protect and conserve important lands. Our
work is guided by a strategic plan. Our
efforts are community based, locally supported and
economically beneficial. By working cooperatively, and
with support from its members and the community, Capitol
Land Trust protects the natural environment by offering
landowners non-regulatory alternatives.
Trust conserves important wildlife habitat and natural
accepting donations of conservation
easements and gifts of land, or by working with
partners to purchase lands. The Trust also meets with
and counsels landowners on these and other conservation
addition to the satisfaction of protecting the unique
natural qualities of the land, a donor of land or a
conservation easement may also realize significant
reductions in federal income, estate
and property taxes. All inquiries to
Trust are without obligation and completely
here to visit the Land Trust Alliance's
"Facts Sheet" page. Here
you will find answers to the following questions:
is a Land Trust?
does a land trust do?
is a Conservation Easement?
should I grant a conservation easement
to a land trust?
can a conservation easement be tailored to my needs
steps do I take to write a conservation easement?
are the economic impacts to my community of
conserving open space?
there tax benefits associated with land protection?