conservation options

The hallmark of Utah Open Land’s innovative tools is the conservation easement. A conservation easement is a binding, legal agreement entered into mutually by a landowner and Utah Open Lands for the purpose of protecting the special features of a property by restricting development.

Conservation goes one of two ways.
 Conservation Easement or  Fee-Title.
Through a Conservation Easement, the land remains in private ownership.
Through Fee-Title, Utah Open Lands becomes the Landowner.

Fee-title is an outright donation or purchase of the land, and thus the overlaying easement, to Utah Open Lands.

You can learn more about your options by reading through our Landowner Guide.