PCC Farmland Trust partners with landowners and farmers to protect farmland so that it stays in agriculture forever. We seek to conserve farmland that is at least 20 acres or more in size, and that has strong agricultural values, including active water rights and prime agricultural soils.
The Trust also partners with landowners who are not farmers themselves, but would like to find someone to farm their property, and are interested in permanently protecting their property as farmland.
Please contact Melissa Campbell or Hilary Aten to learn more about how to conserve your land, or land in your community, and be a part of saving local organic farmland forever. You can also call our office at 206.547.9855.
Is a Conservation Easement Right for You?
Whether donating or selling an easement to the Trust, these real estate transactions can be a lengthy process. Donation of an easement is likely take at least one year to complete the process. Purchasing conservation easements can take even longer”typically no less than 18 months extending up to 3 years, and can be a more complex deal involving grant funds and some outlay of cash by the landowner, including a donation to the Farmland Trust for perpetual stewardship obligations on the property. Typically, donated easement transactions can provide some tax benefit to a landowner as a charitable contribution.
For more information on easements, tax incentives and how a land trust works, click here. (PDF)