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National Conservation Easement Database (NCED)

The National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) is the first national database of conservation easement information, compiling records from land trusts and public agencies throughout the United States. Voluntary and secure, the NCED respects landowner privacy and will not collect landowner names or sensitive information. This public-private partnership brings together national conservation groups, local and regional land trusts, and state and federal agencies around a common objective. The NCED provides a comprehensive picture of the estimated 40 million acres of conservation easement lands, recognizing their contribution to America’s natural heritage, a vibrant economy, and healthy communities. In collaboration with land trusts and public agencies, this site creates a single, up-to-date, sustainable nationwide system for managing and accessing data about conservation easements.

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