Your land provides tremendous benefit to you and the public. This webinar series will help you decide its future and take steps to formalize a plan to achieve your personal and financial goals.
We've recently hosted a six-part webinar series for landowners interested in planning the future of their land. The webinar series was divided into three topics, each with two webinars. The first webinar of each topic focused on providing information for you to make decisions. The second webinar aimed to help you move to action by providing opportunities for discussion among landowners and interaction with professionals. The first webinar for each topic was recorded and is available below.
January 18, 2023 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Deciding Your Land's Future - Part 1
Speaker(s): Paul Catanzaro
Whether you are just starting to think about the future of your land or you are already taking action, join us to learn about actions you can take to define your goals for your land, understand your land's ecological and financial values, and develop a plan to make decisions regarding its future uses and owners.
November 11, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
What's the next step in planning the future of my land?
Speaker(s): Paul Catanzaro
Whether you are just starting to think about the future of your land or you are already taking action, join us to learn about the importance of defining goals for your land and putting a plan in place to make decisions regarding its future uses and owners.
December 9, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
What's my land worth financially and ecologically?
Speaker(s): Abby Hardy-Moss (Essex County Greenbelt Association) & Kim Levitch (K. Levitch Associates)
Your land has both ecological and financial value. Both are important for conservation-based estate planning. This session will help you better understand these values and how they relate to your conservation-based estate plan.
January 13, 2022 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Who will own my land next?
Speaker(s): Liz Sillin
Most landowners want to determine who will own their land next. This webinar will focus on using wills for your conservation-based estate planning and tools for how the land can be used in the future.
February 10, 2022 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
How can I reduce my property taxes?
Speaker(s): Chris Capone (Service Forester - MA DCR) & Ross Hubacz (Consulting Forester - Fieldstone Natural Resources)
Property taxes can be a barrier to land ownership. This session will focus on Chapter 61 current use programs and their role in conservation-based estate planning.
March 10, 2022 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
How can I conserve my land?
Speaker(s): Jennifer Soper (DCR) & Kate Buttolph (Mass Audubon)
Are you interested in keeping some or all of your land in its undeveloped, natural state forever? Come learn how land protection tools such as conservation restrictions can help you achieve your goal.
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April 14, 2022 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
What are the financial benefits of land conservation?
Speakers: Mark Robinson (Executive Director - The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts), Tom Anderson (EEA), & Michael Downey (MA DCR)
Conservation tools can reduce a number of taxes, including property, federal income, and estate. Find out how conservation-based estate planning can help you save money on taxes and available funding to support your conservation goals.