At first glance, protecting certain features of a piece of land from development may not seem to be in a developer's best interest. However, at closer look, a builder or developer might find it desirable and profitable to preserve certain portions or natural features of a parcel of land while developing the rest. How can this be done? One option is the conservation restriction. With this legal device, a developer surrenders to a third party, generally a "holding organization," such as a government entity or a nonprofit organization, the right to change certain characteristics of a property. In this way, a conservation restriction can be used to preserve desirable features of a property or certain of its improvements. Conservation restrictions are