The Enhanced Tax Incentive for Conservation Easement Donations Has Been Made Permanent

In a great victory for landowners interested in conservation the enhanced tax incentive for conservation easement donations has been made permanent. In strong bipartisan action, the House voted 318-109 and the Senate voted 65-33 to pass the bills that included the incentive, and, the president signed it into law on December 18, 2015, and it applies retroactively to January 1, 2015. An earlier version of the incentive expired December 31, 2014. The incentive, considered by many to be the most important conservation legislation in 20 years, encourages landowners to place conservation easement on their land to protect important natural, scenic and historic resources. First enacted in 2006, the incentive is directly responsible for conserving more than two million acres of America's natural outdoor heritage. Lands placed into conservation easements continue to be farmed, grazed, hunted or used for outdoor recreation and wildlife conservation, and these lands remain on county tax rolls, strengthening local economies. For more information about conservation easements email us at

Local Land Trusts Celebrate Conservation!

The Warren Land Trust joins Weantinogue Heritage Land Trust and other local conservation organizations for a celebration of conservation in Connecticut! Please download the invitation here - we hope you will stop by!

Featured WLT Board Member Profiles

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What's Happening at the Land Trust…

At the Land Trust we do more then land preservation. View our upcoming and past events.

The Warren Land Trust is an advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of the rural character of Warren. Its mission is to preserve farmland, open space, natural and endangered resources such as wetlands, forests and wildlife habitats, to encourage outright gifting of land for permanent protection and the use of conservation easements to preserve open space.

The Warren Land Trust Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by Warren residents in 1989 to preserve the rural character of our town. We are managed by a Board of Directors, which is elected each year at our annual membership meeting in October.

To date, we have over 650 acres under our protection.

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Sample Forest Conservation Easement

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