Why are CRs put in place by landowners ?

Landowners typically put CRs on their land for two reasons. First: they wish to see the land protected over time, and second: they would like to benefit from the tax advantages associated with CRs. When land is being passed on from one generation to another, estate taxes can occasionally force the sale of the land in order to satisfy the tax burden. A CR can provide substantial estate tax relief, allowing the family to avoid selling the land.

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1. What is a CR?
2. What is a “Grantee” and why is this necessary?
3. Can a CR be removed?
4. Why are CRs put in place by landowners ?
5. What are the tax benefits of a CR?
6. Does a CR mean that the public has access to my land?
7. I want to do some work on my property, and I want to make sure I’m not violating the terms of the CR. Whom should I contact?
8. How common are conservation restrictions?
9. I know someone else who may want to grant a CR on their property. How do they get started?
10. What is CRAC?
11. Why does CRAC inspect properties?