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.
Join us for a six-part webinar series for landowners interested in planning the future of their land. The webinar series is divided into three topics, each with two webinars. The first webinar of each topic will focus on providing information for you to make decisions. The second webinar will help you move to action by providing opportunities for discussion among landowners and interaction with professionals.
You may sign up for individual webinars or the entire series. We hope you will join us!
On this page:
Topic 1: Deciding Your Land's Future
- January 18: Understanding your land, setting goals, and making a decision about its future. (Presentation)
- January 25: Discussion among landowners and professionals.
Topic 2: Reducing Your Property Taxes and Stewarding Your Land
- February 15: Understand strategies to reduce your property taxes and steward your land. (Presentation)
- February 22: Discussion among landowners and professionals.
Topic 3: Choosing a Conservation Tool
- March 22: Conservation tools to reach your personal and financial goals. (Presentation)
- March 29: Discussion among landowners and professionals.
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.
February 15, 2023 - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Understanding Strategies for Reducing Your Property Taxes and Stewarding Your Land
Speaker(s): Chris Capone
This webinar focuses on Chapter 61 current use programs and their role in conservation-based estate planning.
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.
This work is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Working Forests Initiative and organized in partnership with the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust.