PURCHASED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

KPC may purchase a conservation easement on private property. KPC has received funds from the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), Texas Park & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and from private donors, including individuals and foundations, to purchase conservation easements on lands that qualify for protection.  The landowner may also donate a portion of the conservation easement.  While the landowner may be eligible for an income tax deduction only to the extent of his or her contribution, estate taxes may be reduced on the entire property subject to the conservation easement.