Who Can Donate?

Individuals, trusts, large and small profit corporations such as LLCs and not-for-profits such as organizations, and religious and environmental groups can all donate land into conservancy. Donating an easement can involve many steps and requires the cooperation and coordination of multiple parties over many months. However, that the procedure will be slightly different for each property. ODLC will guide you through the steps.

ODLC is your partner in working through the process and will assist you with completing the required paperwork, inspecting the areas to be donated, recording the property with photos, and will inspect the property at least annually to make sure the land is being maintained according to the terms of the conservation easement.

Landowners should always seek advice from their legal and financial advisers regarding the financial and estate benefits of a conservation easement.

Please remember that land donations are completely voluntary and you may change your mind at any time during the application process.

About ODLC

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and ODLC. We have been hard at our task for the past 15 years.

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Contact ODLC

Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc.
  621 West Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132

  Office: 540-338-0077
  Fax: 540-338-9676

  Mon - Fri - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  Henry Stribling, Executive Director

ODLC Mission

  Foster the importance of conservation

  Protect and preserve historic countryside

  Protect and preserve water resources

  Protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay

  Create parks and trails

  Help preserve rural farmlands

  Control development through conservation