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Webinar: Legacy Planning for Landowners

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021, 12:00

Wednesday, August 4, 2021. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Legacy Planning for Landowners. Jennifer Gagnon, Virginia Tech; Adam Downing, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Andrew Fotinos, Virginia Department of Forestry. Sponsored by the Generation NEXT Program. Register here.

Join this webinar to learn how you can use the Generation NEXT Program to help the woodland owners you work with start the legacy planning process to keep their land intact, in forest, and in
family. To help landowners with the legacy planning process, the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension partnered to form the Generation NEXT Program.

Family-owned woodlands are most vulnerable to being sold out of the family, parceled into smaller pieces, and/or converted to other uses when they are passed from one generation to the next. Most landowners don’t want to see this happen. Legacy planning is a way for them to determine the destiny of their woodlands and can help ensure they are passed on intact, in forest, and in family. Legacy planning involves landowners sharing with their heirs all that they treasure about their land and, ideally, including them in management and planning activities. The earlier landowners start this process, the more time there is for their heirs to develop emotional ownership and form strong ties to the land.

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