COnservation & Agricultural easements
The Licking Land Trust protects over 1,174 acres of land through both conservation and agricultural Easements. See our current list of protected properties below.
Park Trails Natural Area
In the spring of 2008, M/I Homes of Central Ohio and 131 River Road LLC generously donated the 64.27 acres surrounding the Park Trails Subdivision to the Licking Land Trust so that this property might be preserved as a natural area.
Raccoon Valley Greenway
The Raccoon Valley Greenway is an ongoing area of focus for the Trust. Its purpose is to create and preserve a woodland ribbon at least 150 feet on each side of Raccoon Creek to provide aquifer protection, wildlife habitat, erosion prevention, flood control, passive recreation and education experiences. Learn more here.
Types of Easements and Land Protection
Conservation & Agricultural Easements
A conservation or agricultural easement is a legal agreement that is generally granted, but occasionally sold, to a unit of government or a qualified non-profit conservation organization, such as the Trust. The landowner still retains ownership of the land, and the right to control access to it. For more detailed information, refer to the “Conservation and Agricultural Easements” page on this website.
For a number of properties, actual ownserp of the land has been donated to the trust, ensuring its protection.