Long-Term Planning General Information

Woodland Stewards Webinar Series – Your Woodland Legacy: Intact, In Forest and In Family Ownership (video, N.C. State Cooperative Extension Forestry)
Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs.

Planning for the Future of Your Land (American Forest Foundation)
The first step in planning for your forest’s future is to determine what your goals are and what options you have available.

What is a Forest Legacy? (N.C. Forest Service)
The Forest Legacy Program helps landowners, state and local governments, and private land trusts identify and protect environmentally important forest lands that are threatened by present and future conversion to non-forest uses.

Your Legacy, Your Land (American Forest Foundation)
Legacy planning is important for ensuring the hard work you’ve put into your land lasts for generations to come. It involves developing a plan for the long term future of your land, addressing who will inherit your land and engaging the next generations of landowners.

Growing Families, Not Just Trees (video, American Forest Foundation)
Join Tree Farmers Rudy and Sheridan Rawcliffe, and Alan Walker as they discuss ways to connect your family to your Tree Farm and have ‘the conversation’ about passing it on!

Passing On Land and the Role of Resource Professionals (webinar, Southern Regional Extension Forestry)
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.