One of the most altruistic things anyone can do with their land is to obtain a conservation easement. A conservation easement is a voluntary way to limit rights on the property for conservation purposes.
Lake State Realty’s Certified General Appraisal experts routinely perform conservation easement appraisals. We have a long track record of working with various land trusts, tax advisors, attorneys, and land owners to complete fair market value conservation easement appraisals. We have experience completing qualified conservation easement appraisals that are compliant with the IRS Publication 561 and IRS Form 8283 for charitable donations of real property, and per the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (UASFLA or Yellow Book) for land trust or government acquisition.