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Landowners help to fight sprawl, receive tax credits
Many rural landowners are looking at conservation easements, which create tax credits for giving up development rights, to protect their rural land and create open space. Christian Moran, with the Southwest Conservation Corps, works to clear Russian olive trees on a ranch north of Durango.
Lily Mitchell, with the Southwest Conservation Corps, drags freshly cut Russian olive tree branches to a debris pile on a ranch taking advantage of a conservation easement along the banks of the Animas River, north of Durango.

Private preservation

Many rural landowners are looking at conservation easements, which create tax credits for giving up development rights, to protect their rural land and create open space. Christian Moran, with the Southwest Conservation Corps, works to clear Russian olive trees on a ranch north of Durango.
Lily Mitchell, with the Southwest Conservation Corps, drags freshly cut Russian olive tree branches to a debris pile on a ranch taking advantage of a conservation easement along the banks of the Animas River, north of Durango.
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