your resource for land conservation education and reference February 2013 Newsletter [ Archive ]

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Resources First Foundation connects people to conservation through the PLN- an extensive online database of conservation resources and information.
February, 2013
What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for the Private Landowner 
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
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Congress approved the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive for 2013 in the Act, making this year a great year to place a conservation easement on your land. 

The Act also extended the 2008 Farm Bill (for 9 months), allowing for conservation and subsidy programs to continue, but what does it mean for farmers in the long run?

Estate planning for large parcel landowners is essential. See how the Act's new gift and estate tax laws will impact your decisions.

Peter Stent's 
Successful Forest and Ranch Management Plan

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Stent has conserved over 10,000 acres of his land permanently with conservation easements and successfully implemented thinning and burning practices on his forest and ranch land. With help from the PLN, Stent demonstrates the leadership of private landowners in conservation and smart resource management. 

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Look for Us at the NACD Conference
Stop by our table at the NACD Conference in San Antonio to learn about our NEW user-maintained directory profiles.

Building the Louisiana Conservation Center 

Resources First Foundation is starting to build the Louisiana Conservation Center to add to our existing suite of state specific websites (Maine, Arkansas, California, Mississippi, Houston). 
With proposals out for TX, PA, CT and ID we hope to continue growing. Follow our progress. Maybe your state will be next! 

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Updating the Conservation Tax Center
Please bear with us as we update the CTC. The PLN's sister site will have a new look and tax articles soon! 
Contact the CTC Director with your ideas and suggestions!

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