Total Acres of Conservation Easements
A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that prevents development on a piece of land forever, protecting the land for specific conservation values, such as water quality or wildlife habitat, while still providing economic benefits for the area in the form of jobs, economic activity and property taxes.
We measure conservation easement in terms of total acres of land protected by the easement.
Despite a 55% increase in population from 1970-2016, Nashua has still managed to increase the total acres of conservation land by more than 1200%!
How You Can Help
Turn your Property into a Conservation Easement
Private landowners can elect to add conservation easements to their property to protect the land, while still maintaining ownership.More Information
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