Guatemalan government agency, FONTIERRA, reduced the agrarian debt of the 50 families of ECA la Bendición by 95 percent in recognition of their traditional practices to conserve the environment. The decision would allow them to keep the 406 hectares composing their ancestral agricultural and forest land. This is the first time in Guatemala that a community organization was allowed to keep its allotted land based on intangible assets—in this case, the community’s commitment to continuing sustainable forest conservation and water management. The agreement provides a model of exemplary state-community negotiations, and was facilitated by the organization Ut’z Che.