The Land Trust uses two main mechanisms for conservation of land – conservation easements and ownership. Conservation easements are legally binding agreements that limit certain activities to protect the conservation values of the protected area, and are tied to the deed in perpetuity. The land owner still controls the lands under the easement; however agreements can be made to allow the easement holder or another party to participate in the management of these lands. Ownership by the Land Trust allows for more complete control of the stewardship and management of the protected lands. This option also requires more cost on the part of the Land Trust as management and restoration can become very expensive depending on the conditions of the land. Molokai Land Trust owns two preserves on Molokai, Mokio (1,719 acres) and Kawaikapu (196 acres), and is able to utilize private, State, and Federal funds to carry out restoration activities that benefit the land and community that would not always happen with a simple conservation easement. The responsibilities of land ownership far outweigh those of a conservation easement holder; however the benefits of holding the land allow the Land Trust to potentially do so much more to care for these protected lands, and make them available to the greater community.