Over 90% of your membership donation is used to support our mission of preserving and maintaining environmentally significant land in Waukesha County. Your donations to the Waukesha County Land Conservancy are fully deductible. Member Advantages
Federal ID: 39-1736112 WCLC Federal EIN: 39-1736112
Conservation Options available to Landowners
Land trust agreements give interested landowners the opportunity to leave a legacy of unspoiled land and water resources through a variety of voluntary conservation options.
A voluntary legal agreement between the landowner and land trust or government agency. It protects the conservation values of a piece of land by permanently limiting its present and future uses. This allows the landowner to retain ownership and use of his/her property and can be established to protect all or part of a property that has significant agricultural, historic, scenic or wildlife habitat resources.
The Ottawa Wildlife Refuge protected by The Waukesha Country Land Conservancy
Sometimes, land trusts pay full value for land they consider highly significant and extremely threatened by development. Conservation-minded landowners who use this method to sell their land gain peace of mind knowing it will be protected.