Landowner Preferences for Conservation Easements: Responses from Two Intermountain States

Interest in conservation easements has grown, but relatively little is known about agricultural landowner preferences for conservation easements. Survey data are collected, segmented by landowner respondents’ states of residence, and analyzed. Responses indicate landowners are interested in preserving agricultural lands, but the majority of respondents were not interested in choosing conservation easement scenarios. Results suggest that interaction with conservation organizations, mistrust of land trusts, knowledge of easements, and less financial dependence on agriculture impacts preferences for conservation easements. The authors suggest that increased educational information and tradable income tax credits may improve landowner acceptance of conservation easements.


Issue Date:
2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/190728
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/190728
Published in:
Journal of the ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers), 2012
Page range:
98-111
Total Pages:
14




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