Want to protect the natural attractions of your property? You can choose from a variety of conservation options, from a simple conservation intent to donating your land to a conservation organization.

Private nature reserve

The nature reserve status allows you to protect the natural attractions of your land, while remaining the owner. You protect your land in perpetuity through engagement with the government. Private nature reserve status protects the natural environments of land in perpetuity, while maintaining ownership. This protection status is the result of an agreement between the owner and the Ministère du Développement durable de l'Environnement et de Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec. The signing of this agreement is accompanied by certain tax advantages and allows for the retention of ownership.
For more information, see the link on nature reserves.

Conservation easement

A conservation easement protects land that is physically or ecologically linked to a dominant fund owned by a conservation organization. This option protects the natural environment while maintaining ownership. The gift of an easement offers significant tax benefits.

Land Donation

By donating land to a local, regional or national conservation organization, the landowner ensures that the natural environments found there are protected in perpetuity. He renounces his property rights and is no longer responsible for paying the taxes associated with this property. The owner can benefit from tax credits and other attractive tax benefits.


For more information, see Voluntary Retention: You Can Make a Difference.