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Conservation Easements

Eligibility is different for each of our current easement programs.  Please call our office and we can verify if you are eligible based on the location of your property. All of our current easement programs require shoreline inclusion and a minimum acreage of 10.  Great acreage and shoreline inclusion increases your likelihood of acceptance via our ranking procedure.

PAYMENT & PERSONAL INCENTIVES

•     Payment is approximately 60% of the land value
•     Current county EMV (Estimated Market Value)
•     No obligation if you fill out an application
•     One-time taxable payment
•     Landowner retains full ownership
•     The land remains on local tax rolls
•     Legacy protection of land and water

PREFERRED EASEMENT CRITERIA

    •    300+ft of depth from shore
    •    300+ft of shoreline
    •    20+ acres
    •    Adjoining public land

Process
    •    * 6-12 months to complete (title or lender details may extend)

 

Applications are ranked according to habitat values, shoreline length, public land adjacency & other professional criteria. All interested landowners should apply by calling 218-828-6197 or email adam@cwswcd.org

POSSIBLE COST TO LANDOWNER

  • Updating property abstract.  The fees for an abstract update depend on the area you are in and the complexity of the search.

WILD RICE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

HEALTHY

WATERS PROTECTION

Pine River Conservation Easements

MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS EASEMENTS

LCCMR

EASEMENT

FORESTRY PLAN / BMP GRANT

LOCATION

Address: 322 Laurel St #22, Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone: 218-828-6197

HOURS of OPERATION

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4:30pm
​​Saturday: Closed
​Sunday: Closed

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