Conservation Easements

Conserving remaining green spaces so we can plan for future residents and for future trees.

Our Conservation Easement program aims to conserve land for existing and future trees to thrive, for the benefit of all for generations to come. To achieve this vision, Casey Trees works with concerned citizens and interested landowners to protect and steward land, helping to ensure it remains forever green.

Green spaces make our lives and city better. Numerous benefits include: providing refuge and relaxation; fostering connections to nature and community; cooling our homes and streets; and cleaning the water that flows into our rivers.

Development can create massive challenges for managing stormwater and the urban heat island, as well as decreasesing the space we count on to grow trees and reach our city’s 40% tree canopy goal. Without cherished green spaces, DC loses the vibrancy that makes it such an attractive place to live and work. We must act now to conserve D.C.’s remaining green spaces so we can plan for future residents and for future trees.

D.C. is developing at a rapid pace. New buildings, cranes and construction fencing are visual markers of our growing population, which is expected to close in on 1 million people by the year 2045. Our changing urban landscape means accommodating for developments, while ensuring that there are green spaces for all residents. See where we’ve conserved land throughout the city by clicking on the conservation easement map below to see photos and detailed monitoring reports.

How You Can Help:

Since 2005, green space and tree canopy have slowly increased in the District. With our Conservation Easement program, we’re working to continue this trend. Below you’ll find ways you can help us set aside undeveloped green space for people, and for trees.

Storymap

Our conservation easement map contains monitoring reports, additional photos, and geolocation information.

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Crispus Attucks Park

Between North Capitol Street NW and First Street NW

Sheriff Road

Between 930 Sheriff Road NE and 936 Sheriff Road NE

New Hampshire

Southeast corner of New Hampshire Avenue NE and Oglethorpe Street NE

Morris Road

Northwest corner of Morris Road SE and Bryan Place SE

Buena Vista Terrace

Near corner of 30th Street SE and Buena Vista Terrace SE

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How You Can Help:

Since 2005, green space and tree canopy have slowly increased in the District. With our Conservation Easement program, we’re working to continue this trend. Below you’ll find ways you can help us set aside undeveloped green space for people, and for trees.

Leave a Legacy

Do you own a green space in D.C.? Work with Casey Trees to create a conservation easement.

Nominate an Easement

User or admirer of a certain District green space? Nominate it for a conservation easement.

See Our Easements

We have 5 conservation easements and counting. Check out our storymap.

Questions? Email conservation@caseytrees.org