Conservation easements are agreements between the land owner and the land trust that restrict uses of the property to protect conservation values. The land owner typically approaches BRLC because they care about their lands and want to see the critical values preserved in perpetuity. BRLC offers the tools to let them accomplish that goal. BRLC currently holds these conservation easements in perpetuity:
Bear River Bottoms, Trenton, Utah
455 acres of riparian bottomlands owned by PacifiCorp, preserved for public recreation and natural habitat.
Bottoms Ponds, Trenton, Utah
7.5 acre wetland mitigation site withing the Bear River Bottoms conservation easement.
Bear Lake Preserve, Bear Lake, Utah
1,130 feet of Bear Lake shoreline preserved for habitat and scenic views, owned by private landowners.
In some cases, BRLC purchases properties to protect critical conservation values. BRLC currently owns the following in fee title.
Mendon Meadows Preserve
30 acres of wet meadow and agricultural land preserved for Ute ladies tresses (threatened species of orchid), open space, and agriculture.