Join Texas Conservation Connection, along with the Hill Country Alliance and Comal County Conservation Alliance for a landowner workshop this coming February 2019. Registration begins December 17th!
The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) promotes youth education as part of their ongoing Conservation Legacy. TWA believes that “the future of Texas wildlife and natural resources lay in the hands of youth. Conservation Legacy has developed Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.), a suite of educational programs for K-12 to utilize in formal and informal educational venues. Conservation Legacy programs deliver the private lands stewardship message using hands-on, science based interactive lessons. L.A.N.D.S. offers a variety of methods for educating youth including Discovery Trunks, Distance Learning Programs, Wildlife by Design, and L.A.N.D.S. Intensive Curricula.” (www.texas-wildlife.org)
Registration is now available for the Spring semester programs*
*All programs are Science TEKS-aligned for Grades K-8 and are available at no cost!
For more on TWA’s youth education, please click the following link: https://www.texas-wildlife.org/program-areas/category/youth/
Texas also needs more natural resource leaders! Conservation Legacy programs provide adults with the tools necessary to foster an appreciation for natural processes and ecological interactions. For more on TWA’s adult education, click here: https://www.texas-wildlife.org/program-areas/category/adult-education/
CIBOLO CONSERVANCY LAND TRUST
BOERNE WORKSHOP PROVIDES LANDOWNERS WITH INFORMATION ON CONSERVATION EASEMENTS
Boerne, Texas – The Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust is hosting a landowner workshop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium, 140 City Park Road, Boerne, TX 78006. This workshop will focus on conservation easements—a tool available to help landowners steward and protect their land investment in the long term.
Conservation easements are one of the most flexible and effective means to protect private property. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement that ensures a property will forever be conserved according to the landowner’s wishes. No public access is required. This agreement is negotiated between the landowner and the land trust organization which is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the terms of the conservation easement agreement.
Many landowners are concerned about conserving those special natural features on their family-owned property and maintaining the productivity of their land. Landowners face the challenge of increasing tax burdens associated with land ownership, including the potential impact of estate taxes on their heirs. This seminar is designed to provide farmers, ranchers and other landowners with effective tools and resources to help them deal with the issues inherent in passing family land on to future generations.
Workshop topics include: Conservation Easement Basics and Income and Estate Tax Benefits of Donating a Conservation Easement with Burgess Jackson and Margaret Menicucci, the Land Trust Role in the Conservation Easement Process with Brent Evans, and My Dream for My Land video, narrated by Bob Webster, including a discussion with conservation easement donors Ken Nickel and Art Wilson.
The workshop cost is $20 per person which includes refreshments and a social following the workshop. Registration begins at 1:30; walk-ins are welcome, however pre-registration is advised to ensure your seat. To view the full program agenda and register online, visit http://www.cibolo.org.
More information is available by contacting the workshop coordinator Carolyn Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.633.4995
109 Bob Moritz Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 (Gillespie County) / 14 ACRES OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON LIVE BARONS CREEK
- Price: $1,900,000
- Acres: 14.09
- Sq Ft: 484
- 2 Buildings
COMMERCIAL – RESIDENTIAL – RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT ON THIS CREEKSIDE PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE ETJ OF THRIVING FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS!
Fourteen acres of beautiful, diverse landscape are available for your future use and enjoyment! Fronting on live Barons Creek and intermittent Dry Creek, the land is lush with native flora and fauna. Two creekside bed-and-breakfast cabins on the property attract frequent guests. A large portion of the acreage is uplands and improved pasture, suitable for development. The adjacent property directly to the east is the future home of the city-approved Seven Hills Resort and Conference Center, including a proposed 150+ room hotel, at the intersection of US Hwy 290 W and Hwy 87 N on the western edge of Fredericksburg. Underground city utilities available. Additional links below.
CONSERVATION EASEMENT WORKSHOP TO BE HELD FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH IN BURNET
- Location: Burnet County Agrilife Extension office – Auditorium
607 North Vandeveer, Burnet TX 78611 (map)
- Time: 10 am – 4 pm
- Hosted by:
CLICK HERE for registration through the Hill Country Alliance ($15 registration; $20 for couples. Pay online or at the door – walk-ins welcome)
Join fellow landowners in learning about an innovative estate planning and conservation tool: Conservation Easements. Land trust experts will be on hand to answer FAQs about conservation easements, income and estate tax implications of easements, the land trust / landowner relationship, and much more. Hear from landowners who have donated conservation easements, network with your neighbors, and celebrate the Hill Country! Lunch will be provided and a networking reception will follow. We hope to see you there!
Questions? Contact Carolyn Vogel by email at email@example.com or by phone at (512) 633-4995.
ROCK BARN RANCH TOUR AND SOCIAL
Join us for a complimentary afternoon tour of Rock Barn Ranch and learn about the conservation easement that permanently conserves this incredible ninety-acre property!
- Location: Rock Barn Ranch
1672 McKinney Loop, Blanco, Texas 78606
- Time: 3-6 pm
- Hosted by:
At 3P, a discussion led by the Texas Land Conservancy will provide invaluable information regarding the benefits of conservation easements for brokers, landowners, and buyers. Attendees are encouraged to stay for home and ranch tours and a social hour from 4:30 – 6.
*No registration required*
Dress: casual and comfortable; walking shoes.
Directions: From Hwy 281 in Blanco, go west on FM 1623 approx. 4 miles, take a right on McKinney Loop. Property on the right approx. 1 mile.
Learn about Rock Barn Ranch: http://www.millikinproperties.com/listings.cfm?listingid=303
Contact Marcia Millikin at (512) 689-4345 for more information.
November 29, 2017 –
Carolyn Vogel, Sales Agent at Ranch Connection, LLC, achieved the 62nd spot on the Texas LAND Magazine / Lands of Texas “TOP 100 SOLD” list for Third Quarter 2017, for the 87-acre Eagle Rock property in Hays County. Rankings are based on largest sales in Texas for single-property listings.
Carolyn and the rest of the Ranch Connection team continue to strive for excellence while serving the land-owners and seekers of the Texas Hill Country and beyond.
September 13, 2017 –
Thanks to all those who attended the Conservation Easement Workshop held on Friday, August 25th, at the Cibolo Nature Conservancy in Boerne, TX. Despite the impending gulf coast weather, we had a great turnout and received positive feedback from the experience.
To find out about future workshops in the Hill Country area, keep an eye on our Texas Conservation Connection (TCC) website, or feel free to contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!