Land Conservation

One of Lyme’s core investment strategies is to sell conservation easements. Working forest conservation easements allow communities to reap both the environmental and economic benefits of productive forests by permanently preventing development and fragmentation while allowing for income generation from ongoing sustainable forest management. Read more about working forest conservation easements and how they protect both natural systems and the economic viability of working timberlands.

Lyme has an extensive network of contacts among conservation nonprofits. These groups often seek our investment capital and experience to capture important conservation targets, and we rely on them to do much of the political and community outreach necessary to achieve the desired conservation outcomes. In addition, Lyme monitors sources of Federal, state and local conservation funding. Major nonprofit conservation partners to date have included:



Read more about Lyme’s partnership with The Conservation Fund to protect the forests and waters of the Gulf of Mexico.