What we do – Land Preservation
Preserving vital landscapes is an important part of the work we do at Barrington Area Conservation Trust. We believe that open space and the byways that course through the rural landscapes should be preserved. Through Conservation Easements and with our Heritage Corridor program, BACT is part of the effort to save open space.
BACT teaches private landowners about how conservation easements can help protect their properties in perpetuity, and in some instances, enjoy significant tax breaks.
A conservation easement is a legal and binding agreement between a landowner and a qualified conservation organization that enables a landowner to protect his/her land while retaining private ownership.