Field at sunset. (Taken from Unsplash, shot by Jack Le Roux)

CRC News & Notes | February 2021

Expansion of Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program to Include Ditch Companies

CRC continues to progress on its effort to include ditch companies in the Conservation
Easement Tax Credit Program. The Department of Revenue issued a General
Information Letter
in December 2020 that allows ditch companies to receive conservation
easement tax credits. CRC is working to amend final language to include ditch companies
with government shareholders in this change as well.

Do you have a potential conservation easement project involving a ditch company? Please
contact us for support on these projects.

Transaction Cost Award Program Continues!

CRC continues to offer its Transaction Cost Award Program. You can learn more and download informational flyers here. If you have a landowner interested in the program, please contact us

Who Are We?

The Conservation Resource Center is a nonprofit land conservation organization specializing in policy, research, outreach, and education. In addition to our Tax Credit Exchange Program, the conservation attorneys at the Center work to advance land conservation in Colorado and throughout the nation.

Mike Strugar is an attorney specializing in real estate law and land conservation techniques. He has a law degree and a master’s degree in Natural Resource Management, both from the University of Michigan. In 1993 he established the Conservation Resource Center, the nation’s first functioning exchange for transferring Conservation Tax Credits, and has facilitated the transfer of nearly 1,500 credits.

Mike Strugar bio image.

Debra Pentz has served on the Conservation Resource Center’s Board since its inception and works as Associate Director of the organization. Debbie brings over ten years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership and youth development in addition to her wealth of experience in land conservation, grant management, and fundraising.

Debra Pentz bio image.

Lucy O’Sullivan is Conservation Resource Center’s newest Program Coordinator! She joined CRC after working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Partnership Program and with the Keystone Science School, and brings experience in program development and implementation, community outreach, and partnership development. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Whitman College.

Lucy O’Sullivan bio pic.

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