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Conservation Servitudes: a path to protection

The Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, through their Natural Areas Program, purchases conservation easements on private land to preserve Lousiana's natural heritage.


Handbook for Adminitering the Louisiana Milk Producers Tax Credit

The Louisiana Department of Revenue grants qualifed milk producers a tax refund. This guidebook will help you through the process of applying for the credit.


Depreciating Broiler Chicken Houses

Poultry houses are defined as a single-purpose agriculture structure under the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Single-purpose structures have a tax depreciable recovery period of 10 years under the General Depreciation System.


GST Tax Exemption Preserved in Sale of Farm

Beneficiaries won't incur gift tax liability and need not include trust assets in their gross estates.


Do you have a plan for your family forest?

More family woodlands will change hands and be sub-divided in the next 10 years than at any point in America’s history. That fact stru ...


Estate Planning Saves Money

With the changes in estate tax laws promulgated by Congress in 2001, legislators have created the ultimate concept in estate planning. Under these rules, the estate of a taxpayer who dies in 2010 is completely exempt from tax (although a gift tax may be due, the estate tax is eliminated).


Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland?

The purpose of this book is to provide guidelines and assistance to nonindustrial private  forest owners and the legal, tax, financial, insurance, and forestry professionals who serve  them on the application of estate planning techniques to forest properties.


Farmer's Tax Guide

This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...


Best IRA Accounts of 2015

Which is Best? Roth vs Traditional IRA.


Land Preservation: An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth

The preservation of land for working rural landscapes, wildlife habitat, urban parks, recreational trails, and protecting water supplies and floodplains is emerging as an integral component of smart growth programs.
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Conservation Easements: Donor Beware

Conservation easements have garnered significant attention and gained popularity over the last few years due in part to the availability of federal tax deductions and Virginia state tax credits associated with conservation easements.


Easements prove valuable in efforts to protect land

Practically no one had heard of conservation easements 15 years ago when Charleston native Herbert J. Butler began trying to protect his hundreds of acres of former rice fields.


Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests

For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.


Hypothetical: How a Conservation Easement Works

A simple example illustrates how a conservation easement works in practice. Let’s assume pressure from buyers building vacation homes has pushed the value of land up in recent years to the point where the family is concerned about how the next generation will pay the estate tax bill without selling the land.


Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion: A symbiotic relationship

It may come as a shock, but there is a sort of symbiotic relationship at work between property owners with conservation easements and the IRS.


Tools For Reducing High Property Taxes in Maine.

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.


Qualified Intermediaries

A qualified intermediary (QI) is a neutral party who may assist a landowner in facilitating a like-kind exchange. The QI enters into a written agreement, known as the exchange agreement, with the landowner.


The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry

Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.


An Overview of Financial Alternatives for Land Conservation Transactions

Clearly, the motivation for a land conservation transaction is often the desire of the landowner to safeguard the property. However, this objective must be balanced with the need to maximize the return to the landowner.


State of the Land 2006, A brief inventory of public and private land in the United States

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Quoted from an essay by Thoreau lamenting the way in which modern urban life has made natural resources into commodities and isolated people from the natural processes on which their lives depended.
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