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FOREST LEGACY PLANNING

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The fate of your land—and Pennsylvania’s natural resources—is in your hands.

 

The average age of Pennsylvania’s forest landowners is 57, indicating an unprecedented transfer of forest ownership will take place in the next decade. At least 80 percent of these owners intend to leave their forestland as a legacy to their heirs or other beneficiaries. Only 40 percent have actually discussed a legacy plan; fewer still have a plan in place.

 

Unfortunately, forests are most at risk for conversion and loss when land transfer takes place. Without a plan, your land could be lost to development, subdivision, conversion to nonforest uses, forced sale of timber, or land sale to pay large estate taxes.

 

 Whether you own an acre or several thousand acres, you need a legacy plan to carry your stewardship forward.

   
 

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