Montana Grassbank Project: In 2002, the Conservancy began leasing parts of the ranch to neighboring ranchers who were suffering from several years of severe drought.

Conservation easements can be a good thing when used appropriately and when the one extending the easement knows ALL OF THE PROS AND CONS ASSOCIATED WITH IT!  Do not enter into a conservation easement without first seeking advice from various groups and agencies about what you are doing.  Remember that most conservation easement are forever and forever is a long time. The Nature Conservancy has a published a great article detailing the components of easements.

Read the Nature Conservancy’s Article Here