The Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project will be hosting a webinar exploring one of the most challenging issues facing forest landowners: ownership rights. Landowners are encouraged to attend the virtual event, Feb. 24-25, which is free and open to the public.
Two North Carolina attorneys with expertise in estate planning and two senior officials with The Conservation Fund, one of the nation’s leading environmental organizations, are the featured speakers.
The two-day webinar will focus on the following topics:
Estate Planning and Heirs Property
Feb. 24, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., EST.
Landowners will learn about how to establish an estate plan that fits their goals. The discussion will also focus on the potential use of trusts as an ownership vehicle, as well as other ways landowners can ensure their forestland will remain within the family for multiple generations. Presenters are Mavis Gragg, a Durham-based estate planning attorney and director of the American Forest Foundation’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Program; and Pamela Harrigan-Young, an estate planning attorney in Raleigh.
Deeds, Leases and Conservation Easements
Feb. 25, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST
Landowners will learn about strategies and structures that can help them protect their property rights and effectively manage their land. Presenters are Margaret Conrad, capacity builder, resourceful communities for The Conservation Fund; and Peg Kohring, senior associate with The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit organization based in northern Virginia.
Use this link to register for the webinar: