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Tom Kelsey Lowres

Tom Kelsey Lowres

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Landowner Considerations RegardingConservation Easements
Thomas R. Kelsey713-968-2217713-622-6158 (fax)Tkelsey@blmlaw.net
Copyright © 2011 Thomas R. Kelsey All Rights Reserved
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What is a conservation easement?
 An agreement between alandowner and a landtrust
Permanently restricts thetype of development
Created by Section170(h) of IRC andChapter 183 TexasNatural Resources Code
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How does it work?
1,000 acre hill country ranch valued at $3,500/acre -$3,500,000
 “before” and “after” value
When subdivision potential eliminated value is $1,750/acre – $1,750,000
Charitable deduction -- $1,750,000
No restrictions against agricultural or recreational uses
Reserved building sites maintain flexibility
No public access
State and Federal government have no regulatoryinvolvement

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