Vail Daily column: Legislature increases incentives for conservation

Vail Daily column: Legislature increases incentives for conservation
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By Edward Stoner

Eagle Valley Land Trust anticipates an increase in private land conservation in Eagle County due greatly to increased incentives signed into law last week by the state legislature. For the last 13 years, since the initial state incentives were put into law, Eagle Valley Land Trust could offer private landowners only up to $375,000 (in the form of marketable tax credits) to permanently remove development rights from their land. The new law increases this funding to up to $1.5 million. Land conservation has proved to be so popular to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle that they overwhelmingly (59 …

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