The Land Trust of Danbury is a private, nonprofit corporation formed for the sole purpose of protecting open space – woodlands, fields, ponds, vernal pools and other wetlands – for:
- Scenic views
- Beautiful places for walking or running, nature education and inspiration
- Habitats on which wildlife depend
The land trust advises private and municipal landowners of alternative land preservation methods, including possible tax benefits.
Part-time Executive Director position available
As a result of a significant grant from The PCLB Foundation, the Board of Directors of the land trust has voted to hire a part-time Executive Director to help move us to the next level. The emphasis in the search will be on grant writing, public outreach, nonprofit management and land conservation.
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Powerful tax incentives established for conservation easements
The Farm Bill recently enacted by Congress includes some extraordinary federal income tax incentives for landowners who voluntarily donate a conservation easement in 2008 or 2009:
- Raises deduction from 30% of income to 50%
- Increases number of years in which owner can take deductions from 6 to 16
The land trust would be happy to discuss these incentives with landowners!