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  • Green River Valley Land Trust- Purchase CE
    River Valley Land Trust acquires conservation easements in one of two ways We either accept them as charitable donations or purchase them from landowners who may not have the income against which to take a tax deduction If a landowner donates an easement he or she can deduct the easement s value as a charitable gift on their federal income and estate taxes If a landowner sells an easement he or she can use the sale proceeds to improve their operation retire debt or invest for the future Our organization works with every landowner to ensure that the conservation easement meets that landowner s needs and goals We raise money to purchase easements from a variety of sources Past easement purchases involved everything from 5 and 10 gifts from community members to six figure gifts from donors like the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust We ve worked with natural gas mitigation funds federal funds like the NRCS Farm and Ranchland Protection Program and charitable foundations like Doris Duke Easement sellers typically play a role as well by selling their easements to us at a discount through a bargain sale In a very real way every gift matters For more

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Purchase CE - CE Explained
    conservation easement cannot prevent condemnation One quick note Like the properties they conserve each conservation easement is unique Our organization works with every landowner to ensure that the conservation easement meets the landowner s needs and goals and conserves the property s distinctive character How Does Your Organization Get Conservation Easements We acquire conservation easements in one of two ways We either accept them as charitable donations or purchase them from landowners who may not have the income against which to take a tax deduction If a landowner donates an easement he or she can deduct the easement s value as a charitable gift on their federal income and estate taxes If a landowner sells an easement he or she can use the sale proceeds to improve their operation retire debt or invest for the future Our organization works with every landowner to ensure that the conservation easement meets that landowner s needs and goals We raise money to purchase easements from a variety of sources Our last easement purchase involved everything from 5 and 10 gifts from community members to six figure gifts from donors like the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust We ve worked with natural gas mitigation funds federal funds like the NRCS Farm and Ranchland Protection Program and charitable foundations like Doris Duke Easement sellers typically play a role as well by selling their easements to us at a discount through a bargain sale In a very real way every gift matters How Do You Know What the Easement s Worth As a general rule the value of a conservation easement equals the difference between the fair market value of the land without the easement in place and the fair market value of the land as restricted by the easement To carry the bundle of sticks illustration through each stick in the bundle of property rights has a value Together these values make up the property s overall worth By limiting certain uses of the property conservation easements essentially remove sticks from the bundle thereby reducing the property s overall value The value of the removed sticks equals the value of the conservation easement Qualified appraisers determine the value of the conservation easement Our organization can provide contact information for appraisers to interested landowners What are the Potential Tax Benefits for Donating a Conservation Easement Conservation easements offer a variety of federal income and estate tax benefits when the estate tax is in effect Federal tax law treats conservation easement donations as charitable gifts and allows donors to deduct the easement s value on their federal income tax returns subject to certain percentage limitations The restrictions imposed by a conservation easement also reduce the value of the property in the donor s estate resulting in estate tax savings In addition the executor of a decedent s estate can elect to exclude an additional 40 percent of the value of the land subject to a qualified conservation easement up to a maximum of 500 000 These

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust- Purchase CE - Steps to Selling
    financial returns that you can use to improve operations invest for retirement or help with estate planning Though each project is different most involve the following steps 1 Landowner and GRVLT discuss potential project generally 2 GRVLT Board provides preliminary approval for project 3 GRVLT and landowner discuss potential easement funding sources 4 GRVLT and landowner agree formally or informally to proceed with the project subject to easement price availability of funding easement terms and other necessary due diligence steps 5 GRVLT engages qualified appraiser to determine value of easement landowner can obtain his her own appraisal if necessary 6 GRVLT and landowner agree on easement price following receipt of qualified appraisal s 7 GRVLT landowner landowner s advisors e g attorney accountant etc and potential funder s negotiate easement terms incorporating requirements of particular funding source s as necessary 8 GRVLT purchases legal option to buy the easement from landowner for agreed price within agreed time period 9 GRVLT with landowner assistance as necessary raises funds necessary to purchase the easement from appropriate sources public and private grants corporations foundation individuals etc 10 GRVLT and landowner complete necessary due diligence within option period including a Preparation of resource inventory by GRVLT or consultant b Preparation of mineral ownership and extraction report including opinion regarding the probability of surface and subsurface mining by mineral title specialist and qualified geologist c Review of preliminary commitment for title insurance provided by landowner to ensure that no liens or mortgages requiring subordination encumber the easement property d Subordination of any liens or mortgages encumbering the easement property and e Completion of any steps required by particular funding source s e g Phase I environmental assessment 11 GRVLT landowner and particular funding source s close easement purchase Landowners intending to claim a federal tax

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Purchase CE - Request More Information
    10 Reasons Purchase Conservation Easements Conservation Easements Explained Steps to Selling Request More Info Completed Projects Conservation Buyer Program Submit a Listing Property Map Stewardship Stewardship Explained Donate to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Purchase CE Request More Information Name First Last Email Message Image Verification Please enter the text from the image Refresh Image What s This View the 2014 Newsletter

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - Purchase CE - Completed Projects
    Completed Projects Conservation Buyer Program Submit a Listing Property Map Stewardship Stewardship Explained Donate to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Purchase Conservation Easements Completed Projects With nearly 30 000 acres conserved the Wyoming Land Trust WLT has worked with about 50 families on a a wide variety of completed donated and purchased easement projects To view a map and read about each

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust- Purchase CE - Completed Projects
    CLICK HERE To submit a new listing to the CBP or to request more information CLICK HERE How Does the Conservation Buyer Program Work The CBP maintains a list of available area properties with important agricultural wildlife and open space values that we believe merit significant conservation attention We work with sellers and real estate professionals to keep this list current and share the information with interested parties that contact our office Again we are not realtors and do not charge commissions We simply provide an alternative avenue for conservation minded buyers to learn more about conservation worthy properties in our area How Does the Conservation Buyer Program Benefit Buyers and Sellers The CBP offers buyers and sellers a unique way to structure traditional real estate transactions to meet their financial goals and ensure conservation of the area s agricultural and natural lands For buyers the CBP provides information on conservation worthy properties in the area selected by the land trust s knowledgeable staff together with contact information for the listing agent Buyers work with the agent to purchase the property and work with the land trust to donate a conservation easement at or after closing We work with each buyer to tailor the easement to their individual needs and goals If structured properly the easement donation can qualify for federal income and estate tax benefits which can effectively reduce a property s purchase price by recapturing a portion of the cost through tax savings For sellers the CBP offers an innovative way to market their properties to conservation minded buyers It also provides a way for sellers to reconcile the often competing goals of conserving their property while realizing its full value In a typical conservation buyer transaction the buyer pays the seller full price for the property and

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - CBP - Property List
    Request More Info Completed Projects Top 10 Reasons Purchase Conservation Easements Conservation Easements Explained Steps to Selling Request More Info Completed Projects Conservation Buyer Program Submit a Listing Property Map Stewardship Stewardship Explained Donate to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Conservation Buyer Program Submit a Listing CBP Submit Listing Form Coming Soon View the 2014 Newsletter Sign up for our E Newsletter

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  • Green River Valley Land Trust - CBP - Property Map
    Incentives Request More Info Completed Projects Top 10 Reasons Purchase Conservation Easements Conservation Easements Explained Steps to Selling Request More Info Completed Projects Conservation Buyer Program Submit a Listing Property Map Stewardship Stewardship Explained Donate to Legacy Fund Corridor Conservation Campaign Map Partners Public Education Press Links CONTACT SERVICES Conservation Buyer Program Property Map CBP Map Coming Soon View the 2014 Newsletter Sign up for our E Newsletter Want more

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