About The Boone Conservancy

Who We Are–
The Boone Conservancy is a tax–deductible, non–profit land trust.
What We Do–
The Boone Conservancy will acquire land for the purposes of conservation and parks development.  The Conservancy will acquire land from voluntary sellers, and does not have the powers of condemnation or eminent domain.
How We Acquire Land–
We purchase it.  We also accept property donations from landowners as a community gift.  These donations offer tax advantages for landowners, and make Boone County a better place to live
What Becomes of the Land–
The land will either remain in its natural state or be developed as a park.  In most cases, the land will be open to the public for recreation, horseback riding, hiking, etc.  The land will also serve as a natural laboratory for local schools.
The Boone Conservancy was established on October 22, 1999 and is full chartered as a non–profit organization.  The Boone Conservancy has received federal tax status as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code.

 

About Land Donations
To The Boone Conservancy

The Boone Conservancy uses flexible methods to acheive land conservation goals and meet the specific needs of the landowner.  Many of the approcahes described below offer significant income tax, state tax, and property tax savings that help make land conservation affordable

A donation of land for conservation can be made by gift or through a will and guarantees that the property will be protected for its conservation values forever.

A charitable remainder interest is an arrangement through which a landowner donates property, but reserves the right to continue to live on or use the property during his or her lifetime.

A bargain sale occurs when a property is sold for less than fair market value.  When the property is sold to the Conservancy, the seller may receive significant income tax benefits in addition to the sale price.

Trade land is land donated to the Conservancy to be sold in order to generate money to promote its conservation program.

A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and the Conservancy that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect natural resources.  Each easement is tailored to fit the specific property and the owner’s personal development plans.  No right of public access is conveyed through a conservation easement.  The land stays in private ownership and use and the Conservancy ensures that the conservation restrictions are honored over time and through all subsequent changes in ownership.