The main thrust of Danby’s conservation easement program is to reduce the potential for development in the low-density areas within the town. The purpose of any conservation easement is to preserve, protect, or conserve land in its natural, open, scenic, educational, historical, agricultural, or forested condition. This objective is reflected in the Conservation Easement Template. It is a starting point, a framework, which can be and often is modified somewhat to accommodatethe land under consideration and the interests and concerns of its owner(s).
An introduction to conservation easements in the Town of Danby can be found in the Conservation Easement Fact Sheet.
More detailed information on the potential tax benefits for landowners are outlined in the document, Conservation Easement Tax Credit Information.