Conservation Workshop – April 20th in Burnet, TX

CONSERVATION EASEMENT WORKSHOP TO BE HELD FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH IN BURNET

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  • Location: Burnet County Agrilife Extension office – Auditorium
    607 North Vandeveer, Burnet TX 78611 (map)
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Hosted by:

HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE & HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY

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 cavogel2013@gmail.com or by phone at (512) 633-4995.

 

Rock Barn Ranch Tour and Social – March 22nd in Blanco, TX

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:

MILLIKIN PROPERTIES, RANCH CONNECTION LLC AND THE TEXAS LAND CONSERVANCY

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.

Ranch Connection ‘Lands’ on Top 100 Sold

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.

 

Update – Workshop Success!

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!

Texan By Nature – Save the Monarchs

TCC owner Carolyn Vogel with Keynote Speaker Laura Bush

In May, the South-Central Monarch Symposium was held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. UT Austin alumna and former First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker.  Texan By Nature, an organization founded by Bush, is helping to develop a collaborative conservation framework for creating sustainable habitats for the monarch butterfly in Texas. The symposium brought together scientists, experts and leaders from many prominent organizations to share best practices for helping the disappearing monarchs.

Original article: “Save the Monarchs: Laura Bush Asks for Help Saving the State Insect of Texas” – May 31, 2017

Conservation Workshop, May 13, 2016, Kerrville

CONSERVATION EASEMENT WORKSHOP, MAY 13, KERRVILLE

Hosted By:

HILL COUNTRY ALLIANCE AND GUADALUPE-BLANCO RIVER TRUST

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HILL COUNTRY WORKSHOP PROVIDES LANDOWNERS WITH INFORMATION ON CONSERVATION EASEMENTS

 Kerrville, Texas – The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust (GBRT) are hosting a landowner workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 100 Kerrville, Texas 78028. 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. This negotiated agreement is between the landowner and the land trust organization which is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the terms of the conservation easement agreement.

Landowners have concerns 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 design is to give farmers, ranchers and other landowners 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 Overview; Income and Estate Tax Considerations and Tax Benefits of Donating a Conservation Easement; Donor/Donee Relationship; Landowner Considerations and Costs; and Discussions with Conservation Easement Donors

The workshop cost is $20 per person which includes lunch. Walk-ins are welcome and pre-registration will guarantee your seat. Register on-line: www.hillcountryalliance.org/events/kerrville-conservation-easement-workshop/

The Hill Country Alliance and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust are hosting the workshop in conjunction with Colorado River Land Trust, Friends of Enchanted Rock, Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, Hill Country Conservancy, Hill Country Land Trust, Hill Country Master Naturalist, Nature Conservancy of Texas, Texas Agricultural Land Trust, Texas Land Conservancy, and Texas Wildlife Association.

More information is available by contacting the workshop coordinator Carolyn Vogel at carolyn@texasconservationconnection.com or 512.633.4995