One of the finest legacies you can leave for future generations is a protected woodland, wetland, grassland, working land or naturally significant area or landmark.
ACRES is the largest and oldest local land trust in the region and has an unblemished record of adhering to donor intent.
Once ACRES protects your property, our name will always remain on the deed, guaranteeing its protection forever.
ACRES permanently protects natural places and working lands by guaranteeing to never develop or transfer them. ACRES name will always remain on the deed, protecting these lands from development or transfer. ACRES properties can only move up categories into a higher level of protection. ACRES will never move a property into a lower protection category.
ACRES Land Trust accepts land in three categories:
Income from Protected Lands and Transferrable Properties will be used to steward existing protected areas by establishing and maintaining healthy native habitat. This income may also be used to offset expenses associated with Protected Lands and Transferrable Properties such as property taxes, drainage assessments, timber stand improvement, tile repair and more.
ACRES evaluates the land we commit to protecting. Because assessing the natural value of land is site-specific and situational, this evaluation requires more than reviewing a checklist. If you have questions about protecting your land, we’d be honored to speak with you.
Thank you for considering protecting your land with ACRES Land Trust.
If you’re ready to discuss your options or have questions, please contact:
260-637-2273, ext. 102
*Contact your legal and financial advisers to determine how your land protection options will impact your specific tax and estate circumstances