Why Covenants

1Landowners often have a deep connection with their land. Over time they build a relationship with the plants and animals that inhabit and rely on these ecosystems. At the same time, many landowners are concerned about the rapid development and urbanization of the area surrounding their property. While these landowners take great care and pride in stewarding the land which they hold, some fear that the land will eventually fall into the hands of developers.

A conservation covenant allows landowners to permanently protect specified natural features of the land, while still maintaining ownership and use. The conservation convenant can cover all or a portion of the property and remains in effect after the land is sold or transferred, binding future owners of the land to the terms of the covenant.