Georgia Piedmont Land Trust conserves land in three ways:
Conservation easements are a tool to help land owners
protect their property while maintaining ownership of their land. The
property’s ecological and aesthetic features are protected while most
future development rights are relinquished. The easement becomes part
of the property’s deed so the property will remain conserved during
future ownership. The land trust is responsible for annually monitoring
the land to ensure that it is being protected accordingly.
Loon Echo may decide to purchase special and threatened parcels in
the organization’s service area. Those of strategic importance, such as
the Pleasant Mountain Preserve, are owned and managed by Loon Echo for
public recreation (hunting, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing), resource
protection, and/or forest management.
Generous individuals may choose to donate land or a cash gift to Loon
Echo. The Mayberry Hill Preserve in Casco and the Sylvan Woods in
Harrison were gifted to Loon Echo. Through the bequest of Helen Allen,
Loon Echo maintains an environmental education endowment fund for
educational programs in local schools and libraries.
contact us if you are interested in donating your property or
contributing to an endowment fund to support Loon Echo and its