Resources for Landowners

Conservation Easements

A conservation easement is one of many tools landowners may use to protect what they value about their property and to support the future of the Inland Northwest way of life. A conservation easement is a permanent legal agreement between a landowner and a qualified conservation organization. This legal agreement permanently limits development to preserve specific conservation values and traditional uses. When a landowner places a conservation easement on his or her property, the property remains in their private ownership.

Additional Information for Landowners

Using the Conservation Tax Incentive – a Land Trust Alliance publication

Forestry education and assistance for Washington forest and woodland property owners from the WSU Extension

This page is a work in progress. Over time we’ll be adding more to this list. If you have ideas for what would be helpful here, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you.

WSU Woodland Fish & Wildlife Program

Do you own woodlands?  Would you like to manage those woodlands with an eye for wildlife?  The Woodland Fish and Wildlife Project is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies and universities to provide information on fish and wildlife management to private woodland owners and managers.

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Idaho Forest Owners Association

Through National Woodlands, Northwest Woodlands (quarterly magazines), the quarterly IFOA Newsletter, and Association sponsored tours and workshops, IFOA can help you keep up with forest management techniques, forest property and estate taxes, and environmental and regulatory issues. Through interaction with other forest landowners, you can share problems, exchange ideas and work toward solutions.

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Spokane County Conservation District

A conservation district provides technical assistance and tools to help landowners manage and protect natural resources throughout the United States. Conservation districts work with landowners on a voluntary basis, which means they have no regulatory authority.

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Land Trust Alliance

If you love the land, there’s a lot you can do. People who are connected to special places energize the land trust movement — be a part of it! Maybe you own land that you can protect. Maybe you can donate or volunteer. Or maybe your contribution is to spark new ideas, spread the word or inspire children to love nature, too.

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Kootenai County's Community Development Department

Do you own land that touches your heart? Perhaps it’s a farm or ranch you nurtured into production. Perhaps it’s a forest whose trees awe you, or acreage teeming with wildlife. Maybe you’ve grown up on this land. Maybe you purchased it because you value its intrinsic beauty and utility as open space. Deep down, you simply love the land.

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