Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold two one-hour Forest Connect webinars on Legacy Planning to Keep Forests as Forests: Their Land Their Legacy on September 18th at noon and 7 pm.
Few challenges faced by landowners are more important than the issue of passing their land and its responsibilities on to the next generation. Many landowners want to conserve their woods but don’t know about conservation options and how to involve family members in the future ownership and operation of their lands. Dr. Shorna Allred, Associate Professor at Cornell University, and Kristina Ferrare, CCE Onondaga’s Forestry Program Specialist, will help participants by connecting them with Legacy Outreach Resources to help landowners consider the future of their forests.
There are a number of ways that professionals can help landowners. Foresters, loggers, land trust staff, and other professionals, may talk to clients about the importance of planning for the future of their land to ensure that their stewardship activities reach their full potential. Conservation organizations, may be interested in hosting an outreach event that encourages landowners to learn about their conservation-based estate planning options. Whatever the professional role, there is an opportunity to inform these decisions.
In this webinar, professionals who work with landowners will learn about landowner decision options relating to the future of their land and to better inform them with effective and award-winning outreach resources. In addition, participants can develop and deliver their own effective conservation-based estate planning programs, applicable to the northeast region, using our publications: Protecting Your Legacy and Their Land, Their Legacy. These publications and others are available on yourlegacyny.org.
To participate, you need to register for each monthly webinar. There is unlimited space for participants, the ID simply provides you the necessary access. Obtain your registration ID via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q
If prompted for a password use “Cornell”.