We are a results-oriented, practical, collaborative,
non-confrontational organization dedicated to working with people and communities in their pursuit of open space conservation.
- Conservation easements. A conservation easement is a legal agreement between the owner of a property and a nonprofit organization that permanently limits a property's use in order to protect its conservation values. Advantages include ownership retention, charitable tax deductions, significantly lower estate taxes, flexibility of terms, and legally guaranteed protection.
- Outright gifts of land. Individuals and corporations may make outright donations of land to the North Shore Land Alliance. Advantages include the removal of property taxes on the gifted land, a significant charitable tax deduction, and the peace of mind that it will never be developed.
- Bargain purchases of select land parcels. Land is sold to the NSLA or another conservation organization at less than its fair market value. A bargain sale combines the income producing benefits of a sale with benefits of a charitable tax deduction.
- Municipal Funding. Guiding the efforts of other conservation minded organizations and funding sources. Town, county and state governments have funds available for the purchase of open space. It is the objective of the NSLA to work as an intermediary matching conservation opportunities with funding sources.
- Providing stewardship services to protected land. Such services include periodic visits to ensure that the terms of the conservation agreement are upheld.