Meeting to address transferring forest lands between generations

FOREST LANDOWNERS and family members interested in transferring family-owned forests from one generation to another can learn more about the subject at a May 13 meeting in Ruston, La.

Sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the Northeast Louisiana Forest Landowner Association, the one-day session will focus on continuity in forest management plans and objectives as part of estate planning, according to Steven Hotard, LSU AgCenter area forestry agent.

The program will include sessions on intergenerational communications, forest resource values, developing and attaining ownership goals, ownership transfer tax issues, shared ownership and assistance available to forest landowners.

Hotard encourages land and forest resource managers to attend in addition to landowners and family members.

The session will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 2:30 p.m., May 13, at the Ramada Inn in Ruston.

Walk-up registration on the day of the event will be $30 per person. Registration fees include educational materials as well as a refreshment break and lunch.

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