There are over 72,000 acres of land protected by conservation easements in Loudoun County, as displayed in the interactive map below.
A conservation easement is a land preservation agreement between a land owner and a governmental or nonprofit conservation organization. It places permanent limits on the use or development of a property to protect conservation values of the land, including:
The Conservation Easement Assistance Program is a grant program to assist land owners with the upfront costs of placing property under a conservation easement for which a land trust will be the holder.
The Conservation Easement Stewardship Program assists owners of property under a conservation easement for which the Board of Supervisors is a holder or co-holder.