Natural Lands

Agroval provides valuation services for private land owners, land trust organizations and state/federal government agencies.

Our experience in this area includes conservation easement valuation for environmentally sensitive natural lands in the Loess Hills along the West Range and the Upper Iowa River and Mississippi River bluff corridors.

Natural lands valuation is a core competency of Agroval.

We have successfully completed appraisals within the scope of the Federal Forest Legacy Program (natural lands preservation) and the Federal Agricultural Land Easement Program (ALE) supportive of family farm preservation.

We have completed numerous valuations on vacated railroad corridors for conversion to recreational trails including the former Union Pacific corridor that runs through the center of Ankeny. This recreational trail funded by a public/private partnership will provide benefits to urban residents for generations to come.