We know that there are a lot of reasons people choose to conserve their lands, but here are a few of our favorites:
1. Because you want to. All of our land conservation is voluntary and initiated by the landowner. People who choose to work with KLT have decided they want to protect their land as part of their legacy for the future.
2. Because it’s good for the community. Protecting land can have a dramatic impact on communities. While it’s easy to understand the value of public access lands, private lands can also have important economic and environmental impacts, including protecting working lands and ensuring clean water and healthy forests.
3. Because you care about the critters. As our region grows, wildlife habitat is increasingly impacted. Protecting special private lands ensures our region's diverse wildlife will always have a place to call home.
4. Tax incentives. There can be significant financial benefits associated with land conservation. Learn more below.
The donation of a conservation easement to the Kaniksu Land Trust may qualify you for a charitable tax deduction. In 2015, Congress made permanent an income tax incentive allowing qualifying conservation easement donors to deduct up to 50% of their income for a carry-forward period of up to 15 years or until the value of the donation has been used. Qualifying farmers and ranchers may deduct even more. To learn more about the tax benefits you may receive from a conservation easement, contact our staff at (208) 263-9471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaniksu Land Trust is a non-profit land trust serving north Idaho and northwest Montana. Contact us to learn more or get involved.