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Conservation Easements

Awards & Recognition

Broadcast Media: Videographer Award of Distinction (2006)

Episode Sponsors

  • International Paper Foundation
  • Southern Agriculture Research and Education Group (USDA)
  • Progress Energy
  • Renewable Resources Extension Act
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities

Learn more about Living Green sponsorship. This episode and others are available for purchase on DVD

Episode Details

In this episode, host Dr. Mark Hostetler visits several farmers who are establishing conservation easements on their property. You'll learn about how conservation easements work, and how a farmer/landowner can establish them on their property. To conserve land for future generations, conservation easements provide a win-win solution for landowners and conservation organizations. The episode features farmers who have partnered with the Conservation Trust Florida and the Red Hills Conservation Program to establish conservation easements.

Learn more about conservation easements and how to implement an easement on a property:

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