Legacy Planning for Forest Landowners
Forests and farmland are valued for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting, and scenery. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? The cost of not planning and future tax burdens may put your land’s ownership in jeopardy. If you don’t plan, the government will plan for you. By researching and planning ahead of time, you can ensure your wishes are met and minimize the financial costs and emotional challenges while securing your woodland legacy.
Passing land from one generation the next with your woodland legacy intact takes work, planning and dedication. Legacy planning is the broader effort that not only encompasses the typical estate plan, but also articulates the family goals and ways to involve the next generation. Engaging the next generation in the care and enjoyment of your land helps ensure a smooth and successful transition to keep your land intact, in forest and in the family.
Presentations from 2018 Mini Generation NEXT workshops
- Legacy Planning: A Guide for Virginia Landowners
- Legacy Planning Stories
- Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland?
- Ties to the Land
- Forest Stewardship: Estate Planning Options for Family Forests
- Planning the Future of Your Farm: A Workbook Supporting Farm Transfer Decisions
- Legacy Planning Worksheets
- Women on the Land
- Your Land, Your Legacy - University of Wisconsin Extension
- Virginia Benefits & Barriers Study
- Family Wealth - James E. Hughes Jr.
- Landowners Guide to Conservation Easements - Steven Bick and Harry Haney
- Preserving Family Lands: Books 1, 2 and 3 - Stephen J. Small
- Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands -Thom J. McEvoy
- Positive Impact Forestry - Thom J. McEvoy
- Planning Family Forests - How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family
Your Land Is Your Legacy
The GenerationNEXT Playlist on the VFLEP YouTube Channel contains attorney, CPA, and natural resoure professional perspectives, as well as landowner case studies from throughout Virginia.
A Radio interview about transitioning land.
Radio Interview with SWVA and Jeff Ishee
- Karen Snape
- Jason Fisher
- Bill Worrell
- Andrew Fotinos
- Adam Downing
- Sarah Parmelee
- Neil Clark
- Amanda Scheps