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TIES TO THE LAND: Take steps to guide the future of your land (PDF)
Succession Planning Workshop for Landowners
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 
Vermont Tech College, Randolph, VT
If you own and care for woodland, the fate of your land is probably important to you. You hope that future generations will benefit from your efforts. But hope is not a plan. Preserving your legacy requires planning, and that involves more than just having a will or an estate plan.

Co-sponsored by UVM & VWA.

Upcoming Penn State Renewable Natural Resources Extension Team’s November webinars:

PA Forest Stewardship Webinar: Timber Taxation
November 11, 2014, noon and 7 p.m. ET.
The webinar is intended for landowners and others interested in understanding income, estate and property taxes applicable to forestland. The topics will include tax incentives for forest landowners, tax tips to save money on taxes, and tax planning as a component of forest management. Presented by Mike Jacobson, Professor of Forest Resources, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

Northeast Woody/Warm-Season Biomass Consortium Webinar: Marginal Lands and BioenergyNovember 11, 1 p.m. ET.
Presented by Brian Richards, Soil & Water Group, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Peter Woodbury, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, and Julie Hansen, Plant Breeding & Genetics Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences. All are senior research associates in Cornell University's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

PA Urban & Community Forestry Webinar: Assessing Tree Health
Tuesday, November 18, 12 – 1 p.m. ET.
Presented by Scott Sjolander, Urban and Community Forest Educator, Penn State Extension.

Water Resources Webinar: Groundwater Levels, Extractions, and Climate Connections in the United States, 1949-2009
Wednesday, November 19, 12 – 1 p.m. ET.
Presented by Dr. Tess Russo, Penn State University.

Non-timber forest products Fall 2014 Webinar Series: 

Forest Cultivated Mushrooms: A Rotten Business!
November 10 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Forest Botanicals: Deep and Tangled Roots!

December 12 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Partner Association Calendars and Events:

Northwoods Stewardship Center

Hogback Community College

Audubon Vermont

Vermont Coverts

Vermont Land Trust

Vermont Family Forests

Additional Webinars and Informational Websites:
American Tree Farm System
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
Urban Natural Resources Institute – An Initiative of the USDA Forest Service – Northern Research Station
Pennsylvania Extension Forestry
Deer and Forests – would be of interest to some of the foresters.