BENEFITS FOR LANDOWNERS
Cooperative conservation gives landowners the peace of mind that their property is preserved forever. Many of our land or easement donors are comforted by the fact that BRF will routinely monitor their property to guarantee that it is properly cared for. Additionally, donors may also be eligible for tax deductions. First, conservation easements allow landowners to take a tax deduction equal to the appraised value of the easement. Second, if a landowner chooses to donate their property, the donor may realize a tax deduction equal to the value of the donated property. Third, a landowner may engage in a below market "bargain sale" and receive a deduction equal to the appraised value less the bargain-sale amount. Buffalo River Foundation works with landowners to realize their conservation and financial objectives.