Frequently Asked Questions

Conservation easements are voluntary, private agreements between a landowner and a qualified organization like the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. They are carefully crafted to help achieve a landowner’s vision for conserving the agricultural, wildlife, and scenic resources on their property. Each is customized to the landowner’s goals and will protect their property from unwanted or inappropriate future development. Conservation easements run with title to the land and last in perpetuity. You can read more in our Landowner’s Guide to Conservation Easements.