Conservation easements protect significant open lands in perpetuity. Both the federal government and state of Colorado recognize the necessity of voluntary land conservation and have created important tax incentives that can help make private land conservation alluring and affordable. In order to qualify for tax benefits, an easement must be perpetual, its value must be established by a qualified appraisal, and it must be granted for conservation purposes to a qualified conservation organization. Read more about conservation easement laws and regulations by exploring Colorado's laws and federal laws.
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