Protecting Your Land

Atlee_ProcessedConserved prairie, Pierce County

Do you own land that you would like to see remain as it is today for the benefit of future generations?


As a private landowner, you have the right to permanently protect your property from any future subdivision or development. West Wisconsin Land Trust works with concerned landowners like you, to help find the best tool for achieving your conservation goals.


Deciding which Option is Right for You

Land trusts provide an opportunity for you to leave a legacy of unspoiled land and water resources through a variety of voluntary conservation options. If you are considering conservation, your first step is to talk to your local land trust about how you might work together to ensure protection of your property. Each private land protection arrangement is unique – the result of conversations between landowners and land trusts. It is also important to talk with your legal or financial advisor as you consider your conservation options.

Your Next Step, Contact West Wisconsin Land Trust

Our land trust can help you arrive at a preservation plan that makes the most sense for you, and can put you in touch with appraisers.  Landowners conserving private property may be eligible for federal or state income tax deduction, or state tax credit. The project must meet the requirements of IRC §170 and the accompanying Treasury Department regulations and/or any other federal or state requirements. 

“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired in value.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation Economics (1934)