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The Conservation Easement Incentive Act needs your support

Pasture with white fence and Birch treeThe Conservation Easement Incentive Act needs your support to pass in the Senate. Contact Senator Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152 or and Mark Kirk (202) 224-2854 to vote “yes” for this important legislation.

With the Conservation Easement Incentive Act:

+ the maximum deduction a donor can take for donating a conservation easement will rise from 30% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) to 50%

+ qualified farmers and ranchers will be able deduct up to 100% of their AGI

Without the Conservation Easement Incentive Act:

– fewer people will protect land with CEs

– precious open space will be lost

Did you know.. Federal land acquisition costs taxpayers roughly $12,000 an acre compared to just $400 an acre for privately-held easements. — Land Trust Alliance