North Carolina State University Extension will hold a Woodland Owners Lunch & Learn webinar on Heirs Property: Standing on a Lot of Love on May 21st at 1 pm ET
Family land ownership has always been a significant source of intergenerational wealth across the country. For land trusts, protecting family owned land in their service areas has many conservation and related benefits.
Still, family property owned as heirs property, i.e. with multiple owners, outwardly presents obstacles for conservation. Through this session, participants will gain an understanding of the legal structure of heirs property, the values around this ownership model and opportunities for engagement with heirs property owners that support natural resource conservation and community.
This engaging workshop will provide a cultural and historical context of why families own property as heirs property, demystify the legal structure of heirs property ownership, consider strategies to stabilize ownership and then look at ways land trusts can engage with heirs property owners to protect natural resources on their land through best practices, conservation easements, and acquisitions.
Participants will learn about asset mapping as a tool for community level support and engagement with heirs property owners.
The webinar will be presented by Mavis Gragg, Director, Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project, and Sam Cook, Executive Director of Forest Assets, North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources
To take part in this webinar, go to http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/heirs-property-standing-on-a-lot-of-love?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub