AUSTIN (Lower Colorado River Authority) –
Did you know that with a conservation easement you can preserve your
property from land development even after you die?

A conservation easement is a restriction landowners voluntarily place on
specified uses of their property to protect natural and cultural features.

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is sponsoring a free conservation
easement workshop on Friday, May 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its Riverside
Conference Center in Bastrop.

“LCRA has a stake in helping interested landowners with conservation
easements, because land that remains undeveloped along the lower Colorado River
can help protect the river’s health — an essential part of the LCRA’s
mission,” said LCRA General Manager Tom Mason.

For more on conservation easements, read “Conservation Easements Revisited
in the January 2009 issue of Tierra