The Northern Neck Land Conservancy will hold an informational forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, at St. Paul’s Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Road, King George.
Conservancy representatives will explain how landowners can preserve their property from development and help maintain the rural nature of the Northern Neck.
“Conservation serves the community by saving the land,” said vice president Stuart Ashton Jr. “And there are tax benefits.”
Ashton put his land in King George County in a conservation easement a decade ago.
Board member Bill Armstrong of Heathsville will explain the conservation easement process, often used to protect woodlands, marshes, farmland or other natural habitats or land.
President Lawrence Latane will discuss his experience with conservation easements from his experience with Blenheim Organic Farm in Westmoreland County.
“Conservation easements often make good business sense and keep family farms in the family, which is the key to Virginia’s successful farm enterprises,” said Latane.
Executive director Elizabeth Friel will field questions.