Goals of the LERC

Work with existing agencies to assist in the acquisition of conservation easements or land in our area.

Work with area farmers to help take advantage of the State Agricultural Preservation or other compensation programs.

Acquaint landowners with alternative preservation techniques, such as conservation easement donations, and the tax benefits of such techniques.

Work with area historical societies to assist in the identification and preservation of important historical and archaeological sites.

Purchase or protect high-priority, environmentally sensitive land when appropriate.

Establish a permanent endowment to meet growing demands.

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