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Charitable Lead Trusts

Rhode Island The Tillinghast Pond Management Area in western Rhode Island filled a critical gap in the land protection map. © Ayla Fox

Help Nature Now and Your Heirs Later

A charitable lead trust transfers the income from trust assets to The Nature Conservancy for life or a term of years, after which the assets become available to you or your heirs. This allows you to immediately help protect nature and later leave your heirs assets at greatly reduced tax rates.

Mad Island Marsh ALL INTERNAL RIGHTS, LIMITED EXTERNAL RIGHTS. December 2013. The Mad Island Marsh Preserve protects 7,063 acres, including rare tallgrass coastal prairies. Every winter, birders flock to preserves and parks to tally species and take part in the Christmas Bird Count, a friendly competition that pits teams from across the contitent against each other. For five years, the team at The Nature Conservancy's Mad Island Marsh Preserve has come out ahead. Photo credit: © Karine Aigner © Karine Aigner