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Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisers - Tifton

Location: Room 19 of the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Road, Tifton, GA

Date: Sep 08, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 09, 2015 05:00 PM

Registration for this course is closed.

Brochure

Brochure with optional mail-in registration form

 

 

Purpose/About the Course

 The purpose of this course is to provide a working knowledge of conservation easements as a land-use control. It provides guidance on drafting conservation easement agreements to achieve landowner goals for their property. Land Trusts discuss their philosophy of land use protection and what they can offer landowners. This course offers a comprehensive overview of legal, appraisal, base line information, tax incentives, and other inputs needed for a successful conservation easement agreement.

 Objectives

The objective is to provide guidance for attendees in reaching a sustainable agreement for protecting forest land. A framework is offered for analyzing protection goals for reaching a successful agreement in the context of legal constraints and tax incentives.

You will learn:

  • How easements affect land use
  • The advantages/disadvantages of easements
  • Which agencies and organizations can accept easements
  • Tax aspects of easements
  • How to plan for an easement
Who Will Benefit?

 Landowners with an interest in protecting their forest property from development or other exploitation should attend.  Foresters, accountants, attorneys, appraisers, and wildlife resource managers who work with landowners will benefit.

Cancellations
Notice must be received by 5:00 p.m. August 25, 2015 to receive a refund. Contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566.
Directions and Parking
For directions to the course location please enter “UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Road, Tifton, GA ” into the Googlemaps.com directions page.
Special Needs
If you require special services or dietary considerations, please contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at ingvar@uga.edu by August 25, 2015.
Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Holiday Inn Express, 84 West Seventh Street, Tifton, GA (229-382-3300) for the nights of September 7, 8, 9, and 10 for attendees of Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisers. The room rate for attendees is $85.00 plus 12% tax. When reserving a room please give the event code “Conservation Easements.” To get the room block rate please reserve your room by 8/28/2015.

A block of rooms also has been set aside at the Days Inn & Suites at 1199 Hwy. 82 West, Tifton, GA (229-382-8505) for the nights of September 7, 8, 9, and 10. The room rate for course attendees is $65.00 plus 12% tax. When reserving a room please give the event code “Conservation Easements.” To get the room block rate please reserve your room by 8/28/2015.
Instructors

Dr. Harry Haney, Jr.
Continuing Education Instructor
University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry
Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. earned his Ph.D. in Forestry Economics from Yale University. He is the Garland Gray Emeritus Professor of Forestry, Virginia Tech and a consulting forester. He has over 40 years of experience in managing timberland with special interest in income, estate and gift tax issues impacting management decisions. He has written landowner guides on federal income tax, estate planning, economics, and conservation easements. He manages his own tree farm with his wife, Jackie and his daughter, J. Lee, Esq. He is currently an adjunct professor at both UGA and Clemson.

Katherine Eddins
Executive Director
Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc.

Katherine Eddins has served as executive director of our organizations for more than thirteen years.  Katherine graduated from the University of Alabama, School of Law with a Juris Doctorate, and subsequently received a master's degree in forestry from Auburn University, graduating summa cum laude.  She has been published in the Journal of Forestry and has practiced law and natural resource management.
Katherine is the chairman of the advisory committee for Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, member of the Leadership Council for the Land Trust Alliance, co-chair of the Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance, board member for the Longleaf Alliance, and secretary of the board of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Day School. 

For complete list of Instructors see course brochure linked above.

 

Continuing Education Credits

• 13.5 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) hours – Category 1 (approved)

• 13.5 Continuing Logger Education (CLE) hours - Business Management (approved)  

• 14.0 GA Real Estate Agent/Real Estate Appraiser credits (approved) cost is additional $50.00

• 12.5 Continuing Legal Education Credits for GA (approved) cost is additional $65.00

 


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If you have more questions or would like to register over the phone, please contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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