Content tagged with "conservation easement"

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Scott Family Easement

Mary Scott and her daughter Anne Lewallen (left) in Lawrence County used a conservation easement to protect the future of their 100-year-old working family farm. With financial assistance from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Missouri Department of Conservation, the Ozark Regional Land Trust was able to partially purchase the Scott's development rights. To complete the effort, Ms. Scott generously donated a remaining portion of the easement.

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Boettcher family (Esther, Lois and Glenn)

The Boettcher Family Donation

"Our grandparents and parents acquired their land (in Gasconade County) in the early 1900s and always used careful land preservation practices. They wanted to preserve the resources for the future generations and keep the farm intact. Before our mother’s death in 2008, we looked for ways to make this dream come true and found that a conservation easement with the Ozark Regional Land Trust was the answer for us," Lois (pictured left) says. This easement protects 1,550 acres of forest and headwater streams.

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