Protect Your Land
There are two primary methods for protecting your land through EBC: conservation agreement and severance and land donations.
A conservation agreement allows a landowner to create a personalized list of restrictions to human activity that happens to their land. Every landowner receives an income tax receipt for a significant fraction of the land. It will then be EBC’s responsibility to ensure future owners follow your rules.
Donating land and severances enables landowners to place their land into a nature reserve by donating or selling the property at a reduced rate. EBC is able to sever off the wetland or forest while leaving the house and other lands with the owner. Any land donated receives a tax receipt, while the owner saves capital gain taxes and real estate fees. The benefit usually ranges from 60% to 97% of the value of a sale. EBC will bear the costs of administering your donation. To learn more details of this process click here.