The Bayfield Regional Conservancy can work with you to protect your land for the
future. Depending on whether you intend to sell your land for conservation, or retain
ownership but still protect the land, we can assist you in exploring all your options,
with no obligation.
Most landowners we work with are interested in retaining ownership of the land but
they want to make sure that after they are gone, the land will be protected from
over development. If you are interested in retaining ownership, please see our information
on conservation easements. You may donate an easement (a tax deductible gift) or
sell an easement (dependent on available funds).
Occasionally we can acquire your land for conservation, although these acquisitions
are less common for us, and usually involve federal or state grants, or gifts of
land. When the BRC does buy land, we often convey it to a local government, or the
State of Wisconsin. We usually retain a conservation easement which insures that
land will be used for conservation.
To learn more about conservation options for landowner, please contact our office
at 715-779-LAND (5263) and we would be happy to talk with you, or visit your property
to discuss your options.
Protecting natural land, lakes, forests and farms in Northwestern Wisconsin