Adding value to these conservation easements is simple!
- Identify any forest and farmland easements closed after May 15, 2015, in which no federal funding was used.
- Determine if the project was located within the LI Sound Watershed. If needed, look at this map. Map instructions here.
- Confirm that the non-federal funding was not used as a match to other federal grants.
- Include and send the information below in a signed match letter (PDF) addressed to Bill Labich, Highstead, P.O. Box 1097, Redding Center, CT 06875 (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Highstead will input these factors into the pilot pooled match inventory:
- Point of Contact Information – Name, position, organization, email, phone
- Name of Project
- Date project closed
- Confirmation that land is privately-owned
- Type of permanent protection – must be a conservation easement or restriction
- Acreage protected
- The amount of unmatched non-federal funding used in the project, the value of which is based on an appraisal.
- Include a project map as a PDF, shapefile of the project, or a screenshot of the parcel using this online map.
For more information on the Long Island Sound Watershed Pilot Pooled Match Inventor, please contact Bill Labich, Senior Conservationist with Highstead at email@example.com and 413.658.5308.