gifts of Ecologically significant land

Ecologically Significant Land Donations

If you are a landowner in the HCA watershed with property that includes valuable natural features such as forest, wetland, streams, rivers or valleys, please consider protecting these sensitive ecological features for future generations. We would be pleased to work with you to help you safeguard your property in perpetuity and obtain tax benefits too.

The first step in planning your conservation legacy is to determine what type of conservation is most suited for you and your property. You can choose to donate all or part of your property now or through your will. You and your family can retain ownership while protecting natural features in perpetuity. Or donate your property and continue to enjoy or live on your land for a specified period or for the remainder of your life. If your property qualifies, the Ecological Gift Tax Program offers added incentives to make a gift of property. Your lawyer, estate planner or financial advisor can offer guidance that is personalized for your situation.

The Hamilton Conservation Authority and Foundation have a great deal of experience working with conservation-minded landowners just like you and can answer any questions you may have. We’re here to help ensure that your land is protected forever.

Download our brochure for more information.

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