Donating land to the Littleton Conservation Trust, to another land trust, or to a public conservation agency, is the simplest form of permanent land protection. An added benefit is that the land will be managed and protected in perpetuity by a conservation organization that you’ve chosen. There are multiple ways to gift land. You should always consult tax and legal professionals when evaluating land donation options. After consulting the appropriate professionals, inquiries about donating land to Littleton Conservation Trust should be sent to:
Donald Maciver, President
Littleton Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 594
Littleton, MA 01460
You may wish to donate land for one or more of the following reasons: 1) you would like to see the property protected in perpetuity; 2) you own a property that has had a high appreciation in value; 3) you wish to reduce your real estate tax burden; 4) your property is no longer used or wanted; and 5) your property is considered unbuildable and has conservation value.
You can opt to bequest land in your will to a land conservation organization.
You can donate land to a conservation organization but continue to use the property until your death. The longer the period of expected use, the lower the value of the gift for tax purposes.