Not all appraisers are versed in open land or easements. This database from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) lets you search by state to find appraisers with experience appraising rural properties.
Land surveys can be expensive, but they're helpful if you're concerned about neighbors encroaching on your land or of timber theft. They're also important if you want to build a new structure, install a fence, or just know where your boundaries are so you can mark them.
Conservation easements have tax implications, such as possible charitable deductions, income tax credits, and reduced property and estate taxes. Review your potential easement with a tax accountant to ensure you get the best tax treatment and that you’re prepared in case of an audit.