"Protecting Your Legacy" Landowner Webinar Series

Your land is part of your legacy.  Planning its future will help you reach your personal and financial goals and ensure the continuation of the many public benefits it provides. In fact, planning the future of your land may be the most important step you can take as a landowner, for you, your family, and your community.  Now is an excellent opportunity to start planning your legacy, and we would like to support your efforts.

Join us for a seven-part webinar series for landowners interested in planning the future of their land. Each session will feature relevant professionals to provide information and help answer your questions. You may sign up for individual webinars or the entire series. We hope you will join us!

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Webinar Series:

  • October 13, 2020 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Taking the first step: Defining your family’s goals for the land
Speakers:  Bob O'Connor & Paul Catanzaro
Defining your goals for the land is a critical first step in deciding its future. You may not be making decisions alone, and family conversations can be challenging. This session will focus on setting goals and having productive and healthy conversations with your family about land.
View follow-up email and resources here: https://conta.cc/3sVnY29
  • November 10, 2020 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Passing on your land using wills and trusts
Speaker: Liz Sillin J.D.
Most landowners want to determine who will own their land next. This webinar will focus on using wills and trusts for your conservation-based estate planning. 
View follow-up email and resources here: https://conta.cc/3cgtPcB
  • December 8, 2020 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Valuing your land financially and ecologically
Speakers:  Ellen Anderson & Christa Collins
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. 
View follow-up email and resources here: https://conta.cc/3cn4y0r
  • January 12, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Reducing property taxes through Chapter 61
Speakers:  Chris Capone & Richard Valcourt
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.
View follow-up email and resources here: https://conta.cc/3a6MIfn
  • February 9, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Exploring land protection tools
Speaker:  Vanessa Johnson-Hall
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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  • March 9, 2021 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Understanding the tax benefits of conservation
Conservation tools can reduce the number of taxes, including property, federal income, and estate. Find out how conservation-based estate planning can help you save money on taxes.
View follow-up email and resources here: https://conta.cc/3tcPsQg
  • April 13, 2021- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Take the next step
This working session will give landowners the opportunity to ask questions, hear from each other, and develop a plan to move forward.
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This work is funding through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Working Forests Initiative and organized in partnership with the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust.