Conservation easements explained
Thirty Oconee landowners received information Saturday about conservation easements during a breakfast meeting sponsored by Oconee Forever. Speakers included Shea Airey, chairman of the Oconee Conservation Bank; landowner Rex Ramsey; and Erin Knight, land trust director for Upstate Forever. Ramsey told the story of his family’s land and how he used conservation easements to protect it. Airey described the process of leveraging conservation easements to preserve family property and help the environment.