Conservation Easements model responsible stewardship and allow landowners to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Conservation Easements

The Foundation’s land donation/conservation easement program is a tax deductible partnership that conserves thousands of acres of critical wildlife habitat throughout Idaho. It models responsible stewardship and allows landowners to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

The Foundation seeks lands that provide important habitat for fish and wildlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Included are key seasonal habitats such as big game winter range, riparian areas and wetlands for waterfowl, and fawning, nesting and rearing grounds. Other high priority land includes areas with access for hunting, fishing and acreage adjacent to Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s wildlife management areas.

A conservation easement usually restricts development activity and provides resource protection while the landowner retains the right of private ownership. All conservation easements differ depending on the list of permitted and non-permitted uses designed in the easement document.

When donating a conservation easement to the Foundation, it is a tax-deductible charitable gift, as long as the easement is in perpetuity and is donated “exclusively for conservation purposes.” The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a qualifying organization to accept and manage conservation easements.

For more information about conservation easements with the Foundation, please call (208) 334-2648 or you may contact us via email by Clicking Here >