What We Can Do to Protect Our Horse Lands, Facilities and Trails
There are many tools for protecting open lands, including horse farms and ranches, competition venues, trails, hay fields, and the ecologically sensitive lands that often accompany these. Below you will find a discussion of the need for conserving open land; language explanations of a range of conservation tools from conservation easements to purchase of development rights programs; sample language to protect horse access in conservation easements and other conservation tools; guidance on working with land trusts; and an overview of historic and cultural preservation issues.
Why Do People Need to Protect Open Land
The Basics – How Land Conservation is Achieved
Conservation Easements as a Tool for Protecting Horse Lands
Advocacy for the 2018 Farm Bill
Purchase of Development Rights Programs in the U.S.
Land Trust Alliance Guide to Using the Conservation Tax Incentive
What Is a Conservation Easement and How Can It Help?
Why Conservation Easements Work
Equestrian Land Protection Guide
Conservation Easements as Farm and Ranchland Protection
Conserving Horse Land Where People Live
The Public Value of Private Land Conservation Easements
The Trust For Public Land — An Introduction for Horsemen
How to Create and Sustain and Equine Landscape – Carolina Foothills Style
Conserving Rural Horse Land
Seeing Horse Land Conservation at Work
Protecting Horse Land and History – Conservation Easements Working for Virginia
Chattahoochee Hills Transfer of Development Rights Program
Chronicling Success – Calithea Farm
Examples of Conservation Easement Documentation
Guide to Equestrian Friendly Conservation Easements 2008 Edition
Sample Conservation Easement with Equestrian Language