Conservation easements are a good form of protection if the landowner wishes to retain ownership of the land. Lands with conservation easements are privately owned lands and are NOT open to the public.

The easement restricts land use and activities to preserve the value of the land, in our case, prairie and savannas. Each conservation easement is tailored to a particular property and a particular landowner, while ensuring it meets our conservation goals. Registered in the public records, a conservation easement is binding on the current and all future owners of the property. 

If you are interested in creating an easement for your property, contact Debra Behrens, TPE Executive Director.

Below are some sites with easements by TPE:

Site name Acres County State
Big Hill 72  Iowa WI
Everham 72  Iowa WI
Goplin 30  Dane WI
Kelly 158  Dane WI
Layton 163  Rock WI
Lone Tree Prairie 65  JoDaviess  IL
Moely Prairie 24  Sauk WI
Pleasant Valley Conservancy 106  Dane WI
Pleasure Valley Conservancy 209  Dane WI
Rogala Prairies 128 La Crosse WI
Sime tract 37  Grant WI
West Dane Conservancy 135  Dane WI