A Collaborative Process
At Magnolia, we recognize that each landowner has a unique vision for their property. Our team is committed to partnering with landowners to develop conservation projects that fit within their plans for the land. As a private organization, we cut through the red tape typical of most environmental programs and provide an alternative source of income for landowners without major disturbance to their lives. In addition to financial compensation, our landowner-partners enjoy reduced tax liability, enhanced recreational opportunities, and natural disaster insurance in exchange to being good stewards of their land. The Magnolia team is ready to craft unique plans to serve landowner partners and their properties to the highest standards of environmental stewardship.
How Landowners Can Benefit
Land Enrollment | How It Works
Our landowner-partners receive financial compensation on a per-acre basis for land enrolled in our conservation programs. The collaborative land enrollment process is unique to each project, but often follows the following framework:
Initial Property Evaluation: A Magnolia representative determines which portion of the landowner’s property may qualify for one of our conservation or mitigation programs.
Site Visit: One of our experienced land specialists or ecologists will confirm the areas of the landowner’s property that qualify for one of our programs.
Finalization of Conservation Area: Following a site visit, one of Magnolia’s land specialists will consult the landowner to finalize the areas to be enrolled in the conservation program. We are happy to discuss a variety of options with landowners in order to ensure that the conservation project aligns with the landowner’s goals and vision for the property.
Conservation Agreement: Landowners receive a formal offer to enroll land into one of our programs.
Project Approval: Magnolia takes care of all permitting and project approval processes.
Easement Execution: Once the project is fully approved, Magnolia pays the landowners and executes the conservation easement.
Restoration & Maintenance: Our team of qualified restoration scientists work to improve and/or maintain certain environmental functions on the property. Our work includes invasive species management, tree plantings, stream bank stabilization, and more. Each restoration project is unique, and in many cases, land is accepted into conservation as is. Once all restoration activities are complete, Magnolia’s only involvement will be a single annual site visit to confirm that the conservation area remains in pristine condition.