Land Purchase and Acquisition

Fee-simple acquisition for conservation purposes typically involves a land trust or public agency purchasing title to a property that merits protection. Once the title transfers to the conservation buyers, they maintain the land permanently as open space. 

Landowners often use this method of land protection because they receive income from the sale of the land along with the assurance that family lands will be protected in perpetuity.

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Documenting and Protecting Biodiversity on Land Trust Projects

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