What are the Conservation Values of your Land

A brief look at what makes land worthy of conservation.

What Makes Land Worthy of Conservation?

Many factors are evaluated to determine if land should be conserved. Some of the purposes for which land is preserved are:

  • Outdoor recreation by the general public.
  • The education of the general public, especially about the natural environment.
  • The protection of a relatively natural habitat for fish, wildlife, plants or a similar ecosystem.
  • Open space, including farmland and forest land, that yields significant public benefit either for the scenic enjoyment of the general public, or consistent with a clearly delineated federal, state, or local conservation policy.
  • Preservation of historically important land or of a certified historic structure.