#e.24566 Thursday 8:30AM to 3:00PM
September 26, 2013
CM | 5.25

Maximizing the Financial Advantages of Land Conservation: An Advanced Seminar on Conservation Easements

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Mobile, AL

Maximizing the Financial Advantages of Land Conservation: an Advanced Seminar on Conservation Easements helps landowners and land use professionals meet conservation, financial and planning goals. The program promotes the advantages of easements to increase their use in land management and financial planning. Participants leave this event with a better understanding of the tax code, the easement process, the valuation of conserved land and the potential rewards (and risks).

Instructors are experts in their respective fields including tax law, planning, mineral rights and appraisal.

The course includes a series of three lectures: Understanding Conservation Easements and Section 170(h) of the Tax Code, Understanding Conservation Values and Mineral Right per Section 170(h) and Conservation Easements: Risks, Rewards & Valuation according to Section 170(h). Each workshop section offers participants specific information within the perspective of current tax law, legal decisions and conservation planning practices. Following the lecturers, participants have the opportunity to seek answers to their individual questions at a roundtable of all the expert instructors.

The knowledge and skills received at this event help professionals more effectively serve their clients or jurisdictions. Land use professionals and planners learn how to use conservation easements as part of a holistic development plan. These plans meet preservation goals while motivating property owners with tax incentives. Landowners gain a clearer understanding of a complex process and better preparation to find highest benefit from conserving their property. The intended audiences include attorneys, appraisers, accountants, land managers, realtors, developers, planners, land trusts and other land use professionals.


Ronald Levitt

David Wooldridge

James Connors

Anna Ziegler

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