Can I make a donation to Green Fence® and specify that the donation is used to buy habitat in a specific area?


Yes.  Generally, donations are put in Green Fence’s endowment which is used to fund habitat purchase; however, we will work with donors making sizable contributions who have a particular project in mind.  Please contact us for further details at info@greenfence.org.


Is Green Fence limited to protect any specific habitat or habitats?


No.  Green Fence recognizes the importance of all habitats, from forests to deserts, wetlands, coral reefs, and beyond.  While most people think of acquiring land, where possible Green Fence may also protect marine and other aquatic areas. 


Does Green Fence allow commercial development of its lands?  Does it allow any logging, mining, or oil drilling?


No.  All real estate owned by Green Fence is held for the purpose of protecting it in its wild and natural state.


Can I give Green Fence real estate?


Yes.  Green Fence gladly accepts real estate donations.  It is not necessary that the land be pristine wilderness.  As Green Fence is a § 501(c)(3) non-profit organization qualifying real estate donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Please contact us directly at info@greenfence.org for questions about a specific donation.  It is not necessary that the real estate be pristine wilderness.


I have some land that I would like to donate, but I am not ready to part with it just yet, do I have any options?


Yes.  You can donate it today and retain the enjoyment and use of it for you and your loved ones.  This is called a life estate.  Alternatively, you can provide for a gift in your will.  Please contact us at info@greenfence.org and our experts can help guide you through this process.


What makes Green Fence different from other conservation organizations?


While the terms “conservation trust” and “land trust” are commonly used to describe conservation organizations, unlike many other organizations Green Fence is a true trust within the legal meaning of the word.  This means that there is a binding legal obligation requiring proper stewardship of Green Fence’s lands and management of its finances.  As an example, Green Fence can never allow oil drilling on its lands, even if future members of its board of directors wanted to.  Other conservation organizations may leave habitat stewardship to the discretion of its future directors.  While well-meaning, making habitat stewardship principles discretionary makes future protection uncertain, especially when you consider that there will inevitably be future pressure and financial incentive to exploit or develop the land.  For this reason Green Fence is a legal entity structured to exist as a long-term holding entity with mandatory conservation principles.


Are donations tax-deductible?


Yes.  Green Fence is a § 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Where does Green Fence operate?


Presently Green Fence focuses its conservation efforts in North Carolina and Virginia and is listed with the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.

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