Conservation Easements - Property Tax Benefits
The Department of Natural Resources offers property tax benefits when landowner dedicate conservation easements on land that contains scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, riparian lands, native prairies, wetlands, and forests in order to preserve the resource and promote outdoor recreation.

IOWA CODE ANN. § 427.1.

The land must be certified by the Department to qualify. The Department currently maintains 185 acres under its jurisdiction. There were no new enrollments last year.

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