Estate Planning

Planning for Your Estate (American Forest Foundation)
Estate planning involves looking beyond the short- or medium-term to the fate of your woods as part of your estate.

Finding the Right Estate Planner (American Forest Foundation)
The right estate planner will understand your desire to create and preserve a legacy, and will have the experience and expertise to make it happen.

Passing On Land and the Role of Resource Professionals (video) (N.C. State University)
It is important for natural resource professionals to encourage landowners to consider their long-term vision for the beloved woods and seek professional legal and tax advice on options.

Ties to the Land: Succession versus Estate Planning (Oregon State University)
This article discusses the important difference between succession planning and estate planning.

Forest Stewardship – Estate Planning (Penn State Extension)
Without a well-designed estate plan, your good intentions might leave your family with little more than an overwhelming tax burden.

Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland? (USDA Southern Research Station)
This book provides guidelines and assistance to nonindustrial private forest owners and the legal, tax, financial, insurance, and forestry professionals who serve them on the application of estate planning techniques to forest properties.

Creating a Limited Liability Company or Corporation (N.C. State University Cooperative Extension)
One family shares its story of the steps taken to leave a forest legacy.