A conservation easement with Meewasin is a voluntary legal agreement between you, the landowner and Meewasin as a qualified conservation agency. With a typical conservation easement, the landowner continues to own and manage the land granted with benefits to both the landowner and the environment. You can grant an easement to protect or enhance a natural area or open stretch of land. Easements can also be created to retain archaeological or historic features. If the land is sold, the conservation easement is transferred with the property, and the terms of the easement remain in effect.
The donation of a conservation easement is a tax deductible charitable gift in some cases. Meewasin does purchase easements on privately-owned lands. Meewasin also receives conservation easements through a will.
Please contact the Meewasin Valley Authority at 306-665-6887 if you want more information on conservation easements. Meewasin currently holds conservation easements in Saskatoon and the R.M. of Corman Park.