Or it can take a direct route: it could publish the conservation project and reach all the owners concerned at the same time, or it could address the owners directly, in the order of their importance for the project. Regardless of this, the Land Trust will strive to have a long option period in order to have sufficient time to discuss and negotiate the terms with each owner. 1If this guide refers to the purchase of real estate, the term means the acquisition of a share of real estate, whether it is a total easement or an easement of conservation, accessibility, rental or other real estate interests. The Land Trust confidentially negotiates an option to purchase the larger plot of land which gives the Land Trust sufficient time to negotiate with the owner of the smaller land. Once control of the larger wing is secured, the Land Trust begins negotiations with the owner of the smaller wing. . . .