CPF works in partnership with landowners to protect natural areas, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat , scenic open space and historic sites and structures. There are significant potential tax benefits to donation of a qualified conservation contribution to CPF that meets the requirements of one or more of the following broad categories of conservation purposes:
- the preservation of land areas for outdoor recreation by, or the education of, the general public;
- the protection of a relatively natural habitat of fish, wildlife, or plants, or similar ecosystem;
- the preservation of certain open space (including farmland and forest land); and
- the preservation of a historically important land area or a certified historic structure.
To discuss charitable giving requirements and benefits and specific qualifying criteria, contact the CPF office.