Open-Space Easements

VOF has been using open-space easements to protect land for more than 50 years. These voluntary legal agreements limit residential, commercial, and industrial development. Easements are tailored to each property. The restrictions depend on the types of conservation values being protected, such as water quality, wildlife habitat, historic significance, scenic viewsheds, or public access.

Considering an easement for your land?

Learn more about VOF easements to see if our program is right for you.

Need help with an existing easement?

Read about stewardship monitoring, enforcement, and easement amendments.

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