Conservation Easement Workshop – August 16th, 2019 in Boerne, TX

Boerne, Texas – The Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust is hosting a landowner workshop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, August 16, 2019, 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: The Basics of Conservation Easement, Tax Implications and Estate Planning, Open Space Valuation, and the Land Trust Role in the Conservation Easement Process, plus a discussion with conservation easement donors/landowners.

The workshop cost is $20 per person which includes refreshments. Registration begins at 1:30; walk-ins are welcome, however pre-registration is advised to ensure your seat. To register online, visit http://www.cibolo.org.

More information is available by contacting the workshop coordinator Carolyn Vogel at cavogel2013@gmail.com or 512.633.4995