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Keeping It Green

Conservation easements in estate plans protect natural resources and may lessen tax burdens

Public debate about global warming has highlighted the effect of human beings’ actions on the world’s open spaces. Regardless of your position in the debate, preserving open space—particularly near urban areas facing intense development pressure—offers immeasurable public benefits in terms of maintaining scenic vistas, protecting wildlife habitats, providing natural water filtration, reducing flood impacts, offering recreational opportunities, counteracting the buildup


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