In addition to both owning some land outright, the London Britain Township Land Trust also cares for properties that it does not own but are eased to the Land Trust.

A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. It lets landowners continue to own and use their land as well as sell it or leave it to others in their wills.

When someone takes a conservation easement on their property, they will for example, give up the right to build additional houses on or sub-divide the land.  Sometimes people are paid for giving up these rights, sometimes it is done for a tax deduction, and in some cases little or no money changes hands and the right are just donated.

These easement are permanent and bind not only the landowner making the easement but also all future owners of the property. In a case where the easements are held by a land trust, the trust is responsible for making sure the easementís terms are followed. This stewardship process can be complex but usually involves at least annual inspections of the property by the land trust.

Currently, the London Britain Township Land Trust has the following easements:

6.98 acres on Appleton Rd

8.36 acres on Chambers-Rock Rd

28.76 acres on Broad Run Rd

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