Lassen Land and Trails Trust uses two tools for conservation: fee title acquisition and conservation easements.
LLTT directly acquires land (fee title acquisition) when a land owner no longer wishes to own the land and it fits within our strategic conservation plan. LLTT manages these lands for the benefit of the public and wildlife.
LLTT holds conservation easements when a land owner wishes to continue to own and manage their land and at the same time, protect the conservation values of the land in perpetuity. This legal agreement, between a land owner and a land trust, allows the land owner to continue using their land for such activities as grazing, agriculture, and timber harvesting. Rights for development and subdivision are often limited or extinguished. This agreement protects significant natural areas, open spaces, and agricultural landscapes that define Lassen County.