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Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.
U.S. Department of Energy
You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.
Robert T. Perschel, R. Alec Giffen, and Frank Lowenstein
New England’s forests are the ultimate green resource for sustainability. Right now they are an underappreciated, underutilized resource.
Graham Shorr, Expertise.com
Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.
The Farm Bill was signed by the President and became law the first week in February, 2014. This law will provide certainty for producers and Americans through 2018.
In the Massachusetts Supreme Court case New England Forestry Foundation v. Board of Assessors of Hawley the Court found that a parcel of forestland NEFF owns is eligible for a full exemption from property taxes.
Andrew A. Cadot
Many owners of real estate in coastal Maine are facing dramatic increases in their property taxes as a result of municipal revaluations, especially those with shorefront or a water view.
K Gregg Elliott
Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.
Resources First Foundation - RFF
A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.
Excerpts from the Texas Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) applicable to private landowners.
Recently I made a presentation to the Society of American Foresters (SAF) at their annual conference. My overall theme was that working forests, not wilderness areas and parks, are the prospective foundations of our prosperity in the 21st century.
Gerald R. Barber
The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.
National Woodland Owners Association
On April 5th, 2013 the Maryland General Assembly passed the Forest Preservation Act of 2013; HB 706, stating Maryland will have to maintain its current 40% of the state covered by tree canopy.
A message from the North Carolina State Forester in December 11, 2002, James W. Garner, still prescient today.
USDA provides tools online for estimating energy and potential savings from Tillage Nitrogen Irrigation Animal Housing
Hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) is perhaps the single most controversial environmental issue of the day.
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A WASCOB or 'Water and Sediment Control Basin' is a series of embankments that store and slowly release runoff through underground outlets.
The Florida Milkweed Project is seeking native Asclepias populations on lands where seed collection can be readily permitted this summer/fall.
This public hearing by the House Committee on Agricultural discusses national forest management and it's impacts on rural economies and communities.