Landowners

How Can You Protect Your Land?

Many landowners have a natural desire to pass down property undisturbed that has given meaning to their lives and can give great joy satisfaction to others in the future.  Often, these landowners have important financial or family considerations. Three Rivers Land Trust professionals help landowners, their families and their communities understand the options available – including legal and tax implications. Then they determine the best way to protect and preserve the property that is dear to them.

Landowners can protect their land through a number of methods.  The Land Trust uses the following tools to meet the special needs of landowners and their families seeking to conserve their lands:  conservation easements; bargain sales; remainder interest trust for reserved life estate; bequest, living trust, or charitable trust; gifts of heritage program; and installment gifts or sales of land.

Learn more by reading this publication by the Conservation Trust for North Carolina: How to Protect Your Land

How Does Three Rivers Land Trust Work?

The Land Trust is a non-profit corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors from throughout the 10-county region. Our small, professional staff works closely with the board to identify important properties that should be protected and preserved. Sometimes we seek out owners. Often, they come to us.

In many people, there is a natural desire to pass down property undisturbed that has given meaning to their lives and can give joy and great satisfaction to others in the future. Often, these landowners have important financial or family considerations.

Land Trust professionals help landowners, their families and their communities understand the options available – including legal and tax implications. Then they determine the best way to protect and conserve the property that is dear to them.

The Land Trust uses many tools, including tax-saving conservation easements, voluntary protection easements, donations, bargain sales and purchases and resales with covenants that run with the land in perpetuity.

The Land Trust is flexible, creative and committed to meeting the special needs and desires of people in our 10 counties. We are, in essence, your land trust.

Contact

Phone

(704) 647-0302

Address

204 East Innes Street, Suite 280
Salisbury, NC 28144

Email

landtrust@threeriverslandtrust.org