CONSERVE : Your Land

The Bluegrass region is now under attack…Development pressure is tremendous…but it is not yet too late — if we take immediate steps — to insure a worthwhile legacy for future generations. We must begin now, for soon it will be too late.”
– Mary E. Wharton & Roger W. Barbour

A landscape in peril

The factory floor of the Bluegrass region, its farmland, is disappearing at an alarming rate. Named to the World Monument Fund’s List in 2006 of 100 Most Endangered Sites, the Inner Bluegrass region was globally recognized for its iconic landscape and the need for preservation in the face of this region’s rapid pace of development.

Bluegrass Conservancy assists landowners who have made the decision to help protect this special place from further decline.

Protected Land Stories

Have questions or want to learn more?
We welcome all inquiries, contact Ashley Greathouse (859) 255-4552, to discuss the steps involved with protecting your land and what will work best for you and your family. All conversations are strictly confidential.

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Is a conservation easement the right opportunity for your family and land?

What is a Conservation Easement?

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James Archambeault

 

What is a conservation easement?

Also called a conservation agreement, a voluntary and legal agreement between land owner and land trust.

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What are the Tax Benefits?

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James Archambeault

 

What are the tax benefits?

Congress has enacted one of the most powerful conservation measures in decades: the permanent enhanced federal tax incentive for conservation easement donations.

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Conservation Society

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Boo Hardy

 

Conservation Society

Family farms are the backbone of Kentucky, thank you to all who have conserved or own protected farms.

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How to Protect Your Land

Bluegrass Conservancy works with individual landowners to develop a flexible, long-term, mutual agreement for the conservation and use of their land; this agreement is called a conservation easement.

Learn how