For more than 25 years, Tinicum Conservancy has helped landowners realize their personal conservation goals. We work with you to tailor an easement or other technique to your individual situation.
Contact Executive Director, Jim Engel, at 610-294-1077 or JEngel@tinicumconservancy.org for further discussion.
An outright donation of land...
The most straightforward way to protect your land and ensure that it is properly managed in perpetuity. An outright donation generally offers the maximum potential tax benefit. Ownership, along with an endowment for on-going care of the property is transferred to a nonprofit conservation organization. (A donation with life estate is similar, but the donor retains the right to live on the property for the rest of her life.)
Donating land, along with an endowment for on-going care, through a will or living trust allows the landowner to maintain complete control of it during his or her lifetime and may significantly reduce estate taxes.
Donation as a non-conservation asset property...
A home or land, not necessarily with significant conservation value, donated to the Conservancy can be sold and the proceeds used to support conservation. Such donations may receive an income tax deduction for contribution and are good options for small parcels.
An outright donation of land
A donation as a non-conservation
Conserving your land is a profound and lasting way to help protect our area’s rural character and natural resources. One of the strongest tools that allows landowners and groups like the Conservancy to do this is the conservation easement.
A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement between a landowner and a qualified conservation organization (such as the Tinicum Conservancy). It places permanent restrictions on a property to control development and protect significant conservation or agricultural values. An easement “runs with the land,” meaning all future owners are bound by it.
With a conservation easement, landowners retain ownership of their land, and often receive significant tax benefits and/or payment for their commitment. Conservation easements benefit the entire community by reducing development pressure, improving water quality, providing wildlife habitat, and preserving local farms.
Other techniques to conserve land include:
HOW WE PROTECT LAND
Tinicum Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible
to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID # 23-2684679
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Protecting our rural character and natural resources
through community-based land conservation.