Minnesota Family Forest Owners Rule! Survey highlights the challenges they face

guest post by Sarah Butler, Research Fellow at the Family Forest Research Center If we are interested in the conservation of the forests and woods of the United States, we must be interested in those who control its fate: the forest and woodland owners. Woodland owners make decisions related to land use and forest management that impact the forest and […]

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Intergenerational Land Transfer

Upcoming Workshops Passing your woodland or cabin to the next generation: Intergenerational Land Transfer Family Workshop You have a vision for your woodland or cabin properties. It may be as simple as keeping the woodland or cabin in the family or as complex as maintaining a working woodland for future generations. After working with more than 200 families we have […]

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July webinar: Talking with Landowners about Intergenerational Land Transfer

Along with our partners at the Sustainable Forests Education Co-operative, we are pleased to announce the next presentation in our monthly webinar series. Everybody is welcome, but this month’s presentation will be of greatest interest to natural resource professionals who work with family woodland owners. Talking with landowners about intergenerational forest land transfer July 15 from noon-1:00pm Landowners have hopes and […]

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One Family’s Forest: New book on keeping the family forest in the family

Back Forty Press is pleased to announce that One Family’s Forest has just been released.  The authors, Alan Haney and Lowell Klessig, have been personally and professionally involved in woodland management for decades.  Drawing heavily from their personal experience as owners of woodland in five Wisconsin counties as well as their careers at the College of Natural Resources, University of […]

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Updated "Estate Planning for Forest Landowners" publication

The following announcement was distributed via email in early March 2009 by Neal Bungard, Forest Legacy Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area. This is an excellent and comprehensive guide to estate planning for woodland owners. The document “Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What Will Become of Your Timberland?” has been finalized an the electronic version was posted on the web […]

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Tomorrow's Wisconsin Woodland Owners

Yesterday, Wisconsin State Forester Paul DeLong announced the results of an important study on the future of Wisconsin’s 16 million acres of woodland.  As noted in DeLong’s letter, 60% of the individuals who own Wisconsin’s forests are 55 years of age or older, and 10% of Wisconsin’s private woodland is expected to change ownership in the next 5 years. The […]

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