Conservation Easement

North Carolina’s Heartland is changing rapidly. As the area continues to grow exponentially, many concerned citizens seek the means to make a personal contribution towards the preservation of this region’s unique character and natural resources. Conservation easements can provide this means.

Conservation easements are voluntary, legal agreements that permanently protect land from subdivision and intensive development. The easement preserves the natural characteristics of your land, and also offers you and your family substantial estate and income tax benefits. Conservation easements are negotiable documents that match owners’ property-use needs with long term benefits to their community.

Conservation easements are:

Conservation easements are completely voluntary and appropriate for landowners who wish to permanently protect and preserve the land they love.

Conservation easements do not require access to your land by the public- you retain control of who visits your land. Three Rivers Land Trust will not publicize a conservation easement without your permission.

Conservation easements with the Land Trust permanently protect land. To qualify for tax benefits, a conservation easement must be made in perpetuity. Although future owners must abide by the easement terms, the land can be bought, sold and inherited the same as all other lands. A competent title search will disclose the easement to future owners.

Conservation easements are as unique as the land they protect. The easement can be crafted to meet the specific needs of the owner.

A conservation easement creates a permanent legacy. It is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a family member who instilled a love and respect for land in subsequent generations. Such a decision should not be made in haste. Our staff will meet with landowners and their families to discuss all aspects of a conservation easement.

A sample easement may be downloaded from the Conservation Trust for North Carolina’s website by clicking here: Sample easement for natural areas

For more information on conservation easements, please download this brochure: Important Tax Law Update

For an informational Voluntary Conservation Easement handbook, please click here: Voluntary Conservation Easement Handbook





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Salisbury, NC 28144



.8  * Join us October 9th at 9:30am as we paddle Tuckertown Reservoir. 

Three Rivers Land Trust  In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee.  Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River, is known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. 

To celebrate this momentous achievement, the TRLT Paddle Club is hosting our next group paddle event in Tuckertown Reservoir on October 9th, 2021 at 9:30am. We launch from the Bringles Ferry Boating Access Area (3301 Bringle Ferry Road)  and Paddle to the Flat Creek Access (450 Wildlife Access Road). This paddle is 3.8 miles and will take the group about two and a half hours to complete.   

We encourage paddlers to organize their own shuttles. Limited shuttles will be available, but must be prearranged. Please contact

Have your own Equipment? Already a TRLT Paddle Club Member? Then register below and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you!

Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for this event:

Single Kayak Rentals $35

Double Kayak Rentals $50

*All Rentals Include Paddle and PFD*

All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental please contact Row Co Directly at

For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at Hope to see you there!

Length of paddle: ~4 miles

Difficulty level: Easy