Keeping Your Land Productive Through Conservation Easements Workshop

Keeping Your Land Productive Through Conservation Easements Workshop.
10625 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville, FL 32609
You CAN produce and harvest timber and agricultural crops with a conservation easement. Join us to learn the benefits of conservation easements and other tools to keep land in agriculture, forestry and/or conservation. We’ll cover the function of land trusts, how conservation easements work, how landowners can benefit, available technical and financial assistance, and alternatives for successional planning.
9:30 am Sign-in, meet & greet
10:00 Welcome and Introduction: Land Trusts and Conservation Easements for Working Lands, Jib Davidson, Columbia Timber and Environmental Services & United Country
10:15 Land Trusts 101, Keith Fountain, Conservation Trust for Florida
10:45 Conservation Easements 101, Charlie Houder, Natural Resource Planning Services and
Saunders Real Estate
11:30 Appraisals for Conservation Easements, Zac E. Ryan
12:00 pm Lunch (Suwannee Chapter SAF business and announcements at 12:30 pm)
12:45 Donation vs. Sale of an Easement, Keith Fountain
1:15 Tax Benefits of Conservation Easements, Jib Davidson
1:45 Technical and Financial Assistance Programs for Conservation and Ecosystem Services, Chris Demers, UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Charlie Houder
2:30 Panel Discussion, all
3:00 Evaluation, adjourn
Register: $15 fee, lunch and materials included. Reserve a space by contacting Lyndall Brezina, (352)375-1473, Pay at the door with check payable to Florida Society of American Foresters. SAF CFEs pending approval. Directions to the facility are on the back. Please share this announcement with others who may be interested.

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