Shasta Land Trust

Shasta Land Trust, founded in 1998, is dedicated to conserving open space, wildlife habitat, and agricultural land. The Trust's current areas of focus are the Cow Creek and surrounding Watersheds in the foothills east of Redding to the pine belt of the Cascades.

Shasta Land Trust...

  • protects land that has natural, recreational, scenic, historic, or productive value. 
  • protects land permanently and directly. It accepts donations of properties, buys land, or helps land owners establish legal restrictions that limit future uses. 
  • works with both private parties and government agencies to promote conservation efforts. 
  • receives funding largely through membership dues and donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. 

The Shasta Land Trust offers property owners a variety of flexible and creative options for protecting their land. Many of these approaches provide substantial income, property, or estate tax benefits that help make conservation affordable. Conservation tools include:

Conservation Agreement
The landowner and the land trust enter into a legal agreement permanently protecting the land. The land stays in private ownership, and the trust ensures that the agreements are adhered to and the land is maintained in the agreed-upon condition. The owner can continue to live on the property, and manage it, and can sell it or pass it on to heirs.  In addition, the land stays on the public tax rolls.

Purchase or Bargain Sale
The Trust buys the property from the landowner. Sales for less than market value, called bargain sales, reduce the cost to the Trust and offer tax benefits to the seller.

Life Estate
The landowner sells or donates the land but retains the right to live on it throughout his or her lifetime.

Shasta Land Trust

Contact Shasta Land Trust

Anne Murphy
Executive Director
1918 West St
PO Box 992026
Redding, California  96099-2026
Phone: (530) 241-7886
Fax: (530) 241-7814


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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