There are over 75,000 acres of land protected by conservation easements in Loudoun County, as displayed in the interactive map below.
A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement in which a landowner retains ownership, use, and enjoyment of their property while they convey certain rights to a qualified land trust to protect farms, forested areas, historic sites, and natural resources.
County landowners work with a qualified land trust in placing their property under a conservation easement. If you are interested in learning more about placing your land in a conservation easement, you may contact one of the following land trusts:
The Conservation Easement Assistance Program is a grant program to assist land owners with the upfront costs of placing property under a conservation easement for which a land trust will be the holder.
The Conservation Easement Stewardship Program Opens a New Window. assists owners of property under a conservation easement for which the Board of Supervisors is a holder or co-holder.