A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement between a private landowner and a qualified organization, such as UALT, to protect certain resources by restricting specific developments or future uses. Productive agricultural uses, protection of natural resources and protection of wildlife habitats are the types of resources conservation easements protect.
Conservation easements take various forms and are tailored to the specific piece of land and the conservation values of the landowner. This aspect of easements allows farmers and ranchers to maintain their property as productive land while also meeting their conservation goals.
UALT was formed to serve farmers and ranchers in their effort to conserve their agricultural land, continue producing crops and/or livestock and play a key role in our nation’s food security. We provide tools to conserve Utah’s agricultural heritage and working landscapes to benefit future generations of farmers and ranchers.