Land Protection Strategies

Landowner Conservation

Are you a landowner who wishes to protect property for future generations? The NRC team works with landowners like you who donate property with the goal of creating a permanent sustainable management plan or conservation easement — a deeply impactful way to preserve land for centuries. Through programs like these, the New River Conservancy has been able to protect nearly 10,000 acres of land and more than 60 miles of river, including adding nearly 1700 acres to our beloved New River State Park. Help us grow the protected land that surrounds the New River, a powerful way to show your dedication for the river that gives so much to us.

Donation of Land

A landowner may donate land to NRC to receive various tax incentives. The title is deeded to NRC, so the landowner will know the land will be permanently protected, and the landowner is eligible for tax benefits.

Bargain Sale

A landowner may sell a tract of land or a conservation easement to NRC for a reduced price below market value and receive tax benefits based on the cost reduction of the land. The bargain sale price is considered a donation and eligible for tax benefits.

Fee Simple Purchase

NRC may purchase a tract of land for its appraised price. The landowner receives fair market value for the land, but does not receive tax benefits.

Interested in learning more?

If you are you interested in learning more about working with NRC, or if you are interested in our various land protection strategies or have other questions, please contact us at for more information.   Please note that land owners should consult their financial advisors for legal advice regarding federal and state tax benefits, income tax deduction and estate tax exclusion.

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