Protecting land to protect water quality, as in the Croton Reservoir
Westchester Land Trust works with Private Landowners to Protect the County's Lands and Communities
The foundation of Westchester Land Trust's open space protection activities continues to be our work with private landowners. We have completed more than 180 conservation easements, and have accepted donations of land from approximately 20 additional landowners. Combined, we've protected more than 5,000 acres in partnership with private landowners.
On these pages, you'll find questions and answers about working with Westchester Land Trust on conservation easements and a description of the potential income tax benefits that easement donors might be eligible for.
You'll also find interviews with two conservation easement donors, who discuss what it's like to work with the Land Trust on an easement, and the benefits it can lead to, for the community and the donor.
For more information about any of these land protection methods, please call Kara Whelan, Westchester Land Trust's director of conservation programs, at 914 234-6992 x12, or email her at Kara@westchesterlandtrust.org