The Conserving Your Land book is a guide for landowners, conservation commissions, citizens, and others interested in learning about land conservation options and techniques. Originally written in 2005 by the Forest Society's Center for Land Conservation Assistance, the guide was revised and updated in 2019 and is available via this web page. There are three document download options:
- Conserving Your Land (high resolution)
This is the best option for high quality print, but it is a large file size.
- Conserving Your Land (low-resolution, smaller file size)
(for slower internet connections and lower quality print).
- Comprehensive Version of Section 3: Tax Benefits
(this is a more detailed version of Section 3)
This version of Section 3 gets into more technical and complex issues, and
Note that the full Conserving Your Land document (both high and low resolution) is designed to be printed either on 8.5 x 11 paper, stapled in the top left OR it can be printed booklet-style (on 11 x 17 size paper) using the settings on your printer. You can also take the PDF file to your local printer to make copies.
If you would like to obtain a printed copy of Conserving Your Land, please contact your local land trust. All NH land trusts have been provided with a supply of copies. If you have any question about this publication please email
Emma Tutein or Amanda Stone.