Landowners may choose to attach a conservation easement to their deed. This kind of easement restricts and permits certain uses – in SILT’s case sustainable food farming. When land is restricted like that, it becomes more affordable to the people who want it, sometimes as much as 40% less. When you buy this land, you can farm it, live on it, raise your kids, have ag-related businesses on it but you must always keep it primarily in nature-friendly food farming (SILT supports diversified farming operations that include fiber, flowers, timber and other products). SILT does not own the land, but we are obligated by law to monitor the easement (usually an annual visit) and enforce it when necessary.
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