We protect land in three basic ways:
1. We work with private landowners on donations of conservation easements; and we work with local planning boards and developers on conservation easements that arise through the development review process. In all, we have protected 4926 acres on 176 conservation easements, most of which remain privately owned.
2. We work with landowners who donate their land, which we then own. We have 640 acres on 24 of these preserves.
3. We work with local, county, state and other governments to identify land worth buying, and then we help negotiate contracts and put together funding agreements.