Conservation Resources in Appalachian Highlands Region

 Battlefield Conservation

   
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Virginia Conservation Lands Database

 

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There are 24 resources serving Appalachian Highlands Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Battlefield Conservation Organizations & Professionals serving Appalachian Highlands Region
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
Nature Conservancy of Canada - National Office
National Office - Toronto, ON
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell, ME
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN

 Conservation Easements

   
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Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Beyond Easements: Broader Approaches for Greater Conservation Outcomes
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CONSERVATION EASEMENTS CAN PROTECT thousands of acres of valuable and vulnerable lands from development. However, why stop there?  ...

 

Donate a conservation easement: How federal benefits put money in your pocket!
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In addition to the Colorado credit, landowners can receive an extra reward for conserving their land with a conservation easement. The current rules are not yet permanent, so please keep that in mind as you and your advisors make plans for your taxes.

 

A step-by-step guide to donating a conservation easement
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This guide is meant to help you understand the steps that must be completed to conserve your property and the typical costs that are involved.

 

A fierce, expensive fight erupts over conservation easements
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An ongoing fight over tax breaks for conserving privately owned land — and accusations that some people are using them as a tax shelter — is spurring an expensive lobbying battle involving landowners and conservationists.

 

Final Rule on SALT and State Tax Credit Programs
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The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service pre-released the final rule on how the federal government will treat charitable donations that individual taxpayers make to nonprofits via giving programs incentivized by state and local tax (SALT) credits.

 

Enforcing Perpetual Conservation Easements Against Third-Party Violators
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Among the most daunting challenges the holder of a perpetual conservation easement faces is the enforcement of the easements it holds, for all time, and against all violators.& ...

 

Amending or Terminating Conservation Easements: The New Hampshire Experience
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Since their release in 2010, the Guidelines have been useful to the land trust community and to the New Hampshire Attorney General in facilitating a thorough and efficient review of proposed amendments to, as well as partial extinguishments of, conservation easements.

 

Understanding When Perpetual Is Not Forever: An Update To The Challenge Of Changing Conditions, Amendment, And Termination Of Perpetual Conservation Easements, And Response To Ann Taylor Schwing
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Rarely in the legal discourse is an author afforded the opportunity to revisit and update a recently published law review article and to correct misunderstandings of a response thereto.

 

Perpetuity is Forever, Almost Always: Why It Is Wrong To Promote Amendment and Termination of Perpetual Conservation Easements
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When a landowner makes a charitable gift of a conservation easement to a nonprofit organization or government entity and elects to seek a federal tax deduction, both landowner and easement holder are subject to federal tax laws and regulations governing the creation, monitoring, amendment, and extinguishment of the easement.

 

Conservation Easement Reform: As Maine Goes Should the Nation Follow
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This article explores how the Reform Law has worked and whether it makes sense as a model for other states in response to weaknesses in their enabling laws.

 

Rural Property Appraisal An Overview of the Process and Terminology
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At some point in time you may need opinion of value—an appraisal— of your rural property. A qualified appraiser can provide this, and most will follow a distinct process in developing the appraisal.

 

Conservation Easements and Succession Planning
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When rural land passes from one generation to the next, it is often vulnerable to subdivision and development for a variety of reasons. The heirs might have differing ideas about what to do with the land, or they may not have the same commitment to forestry or agriculture as the prior generation.

 

Use of Conservation Easements in Estate and Conservation Planning
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Under many circumstances, the donation of a conservation easement or sale of such easement for less than fair market value may give income tax, estate tax, and real property tax benefits to the donor or seller.

 

Tax advantages and other incentives related to land conservation

 

Leaving a Legacy of Land
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Protecting private lands that provide significant natural resource or cultural values is often a capstone objective for landowners, managers, and conservationists.

 

Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

How a Conservation Easement Works - Sample example of conservation easement

A simple example illustrates how a conservation easement works in practice. Let’s assume pressure from buyers building vacation homes has pushed the value of land up in recent years to the point where the family is concerned about how the next generation will pay the estate tax bill without selling the land.

 

Land Preservation - An Essential Ingredient in Smart Growth
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The preservation of land for working rural landscapes, wildlife habitat, urban parks, recreational trails, and protecting water supplies and floodplains is emerging as an integral component of smart growth programs.

 

6 Basic Steps to Conveying a Conservation Easement
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How does one go about donating or selling a conservation easement.? There is no one right way to go about it. However, the following outline shows the most common steps to the process.

 

The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation in the United States
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Thomas Daniels and John Keene's new book breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.

 

Find a Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs)

Find an LCC here. The 22 LCCs collectively form a network of resource managers and scientists who share a common need for scientific information and interest in conservation. Each LCC brings together federal, state, and local governments along with Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and interested public and private organizations. Our partners work collaboratively to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify science gaps, and avoid duplication through conservation planning and design. 

Managing the landscapes that provide our natural and cultural resources has become increasingly challenging. With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale issues. By building a network that is holistic, collaborative, adaptive, and grounded in science, LCCs are working to ensure the sustainability of our economy, land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. 

 

Using the Conservation Tax Incentive
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This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...

 

Conservation Easements
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One tool for estate planners is the conservation easement, by which a landowner voluntarily restricts his or her land from being developed, restricts the amount of development or protects existing features, like a building facade with historic value.

 

Conservation Easements - How Flexible Is Too Flexible?

To ensure the continued conservation of natural resources and habitats, it is important to ensure that easements are not simply undone by successors to the original parties after the tax benefits have been realized.& ...

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Kelo, Conservation Easements, and Forever - Why Eminent Domain Is Not a Sufficient Check on Conservation Easements' Perpetual Duration
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In this article you will learn how Kelo v. City of New London affirmed that promoting economic development is a permissible public purpose sufficient to justify taking private property by eminent domain and that a legislative body is to receive broad deference in making this determination.

 

2015 National Land Trust Census Report

 

Conservation Easements - A Tool for Preventing the Fragmentation of Family Lands
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Land stewards can use conservation easements to help manage the future. Conservation easements can be created to protect different natural assets ranging from endangered species and water sources to productive, open space and agricultural land.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act Summary
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Although traditional uses of land for industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural purposes have continued, conservation and historic preservation have become important as well.

 

What is Natural Area Dedication?

 

Investing in the Commonwealth's Land and Water
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Virginia Forever's Five-Year Plan, 2015-2019

 

Virginia Conservation Lands Database

 

Buying & Selling Virginia Tax Credits
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Conservation easement donors often receive more in Virginia tax credits than is required to pay their state taxes. Tax credit holders can sell these additional credits on the free market.

 

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns
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In the current economic environment, landowners previously contemplating development or sale of their real property are seeking alternative ways to generate cash flow from their real property assets.

 

Uniform Conservation Easement Act (with 2007 Amendments)
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The Act enables durable restrictions and affirmative obligations to be attached to real property to protect natural and historic resources.

 

Multi-Generational Ownership and Planning for Family Owned Properties
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The paper explains many of the common legal tools used by families to manage and/or transfer family lands, and gives a very good overview of the expectations and considerations families will face throughout the process.

 

Forever Donation
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A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.

 

Tax Benefits of Donating Conservation Land
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There are several kinds of tax benefits available to donors of land or conservation easements. This article attempts to summarize these benefits and provide some examples of how they work.

 

What is a Land Trust?

Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.

 

Bundle Of Rights Approach To Value
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The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

13 Components of a Successful Transferable Development Right Program
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For those of you who don’t know, TDR stands for Transferable Development Rights. Simply put, these are typically programs that are designed by local government to allow for the free market transfer of subdivision or development rights from a rural (agricultural and/or conservation) zone to a designated development zone within a jurisdiction.& ...

 

Like-Kind Exchanges of Conservation Easements
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Certain individuals who own land with significant conservation value, for example landowners of wildlife habitat or open space, can preserve the character of their land, obtain additional property, and defer taxes on the transaction, all at the same time.

 

NextGen Conservation - Peninsula Open Space Trust engages Millennials in its mission.
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The 80 million-plus Millennials in the United States represent the next generation of potential land trust supporters and advocates.

 

Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities
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Many rural communities are facing challenges, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining rural populations, and loss of working lands.

 

Conservation of Private Lands - Opportunities and Challenges for the States
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Private land conservation initiatives are a critical component of any state-level quality of life agenda. Although concerns over sprawl, including the loss of prime agricultural lands and significant green space, continue to be one of the underlying rallying cries in support of state-level smart growth initiatives, the fact remains that with few exceptions, conservation of privately-owned working lands has not received significant attention in smart growth literature or conferences.

 

Bosque Canyon Ranch v. Comm’r—Partnerships Denied Deductions for Conservation Easements Allowing Movable Homesites and Taxed on Disguised Sales of Homesites
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Bosque Canyon Ranch, L.P. located in the hill country of Texas was just denied $15.9 million of deductions claimed by partnerships for the donation of conservation easements on two grounds in a tax court decision.

 

The Conservation Easement Quiz
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Take a quick quiz and test your knowledge on conservation easements and learn if they can work for you.

 

Conservation Easement Paragraph Databank
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The CE Paragraph Databank is a work in progress assembled by the Stanford Conservation and Climate Change Drafting Committee and a number of CE professionals assisting in the work.

 

Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion - A symbiotic relationship
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It may come as a shock, but there is a sort of symbiotic relationship at work between property owners with conservation easements and the IRS.

 

Using Conservation Easements to Protect Working Forests
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For decades, conservation easements have protected open space values such as wildlife habitat, ecological diversity, recreational access and aesthetics.

 

Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements
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This publication is intended to provide basic information on conservation easements for landowners, community leaders, students and other interested individuals.

 

The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry
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Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

 

Conservation Easements - Donor Beware
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Conservation easements have garnered significant attention and gained popularity over the last few years due in part to the availability of federal tax deductions and Virginia state tax credits associated with conservation easements.

 

Easements prove valuable in efforts to protect land
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Practically no one had heard of conservation easements 15 years ago when Charleston native Herbert J. Butler began trying to protect his hundreds of acres of former rice fields.

 

State of the Land 2006, A brief inventory of public and private land in the United States
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“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Quoted from an essay by Thoreau lamenting the way in which modern urban life has made natural resources into commodities and isolated people from the natural processes on which their lives depended.

 

An Overview of Financial Alternatives for Land Conservation Transactions
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Clearly, the motivation for a land conservation transaction is often the desire of the landowner to safeguard the property. However, this objective must be balanced with the need to maximize the return to the landowner.

 

Show Conservation Easements Organizations & Professionals (406)
There are 406 resources serving Appalachian Highlands Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Easements Organizations & Professionals serving Appalachian Highlands Region
Agricultural Law Attorneys
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
Farmers Legal Action Group
- St. Paul, MN
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
The National Agricultural Law Center
- Fayetteville, AR
Timothy G. Moore
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Certified Appraisers
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Brian Korach, MAI
Colliers - Valuation Services Director - Richmond, VA
David A. Sirna
Sirna Forestry Consulting Service - Bunker Hill, WV
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
James F. Windley, MAI
- Certified Commercial General Appraiser - Portsmouth, VA
John Philip Cooley, MAI
Cooley and Associates, LLC - Principal Appraiser - Charlotte, NC
Michael C. Boggs
Real Estate Appraiser/Consulting Forester - Spotsylvania, VA
Myers & Woods Appraisal Group, Inc
Wesley Woods - President - Madison Heights, VA
Myers & Woods Appraisal Group, Inc.
Wesley Woods - President - Lynchburg, VA
Phil Bailey, MAI
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Appraiser - Matthews, NC
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Randi Lemmon
Lucas Real Estate Appraisal Service - Blacksburg, VA
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Terrance McPherson
- Frederick, MD
Timothy D. Herndon, SRA
Appraiser/Sole Propriator - Herndon Appraisal Service, LLC - Pounding Mill, VA
Conservation Districts
Big Sandy Soil and Water Conservation District
- Grundy, VA
Clinch Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
- Lebanon, VA
Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation District
- Jonesville, VA
Evergreen Soil and Water Conservation District
Courtney A. Keheley - Senior Conservation Specialist/Education Specialist - Marion, VA
Holston River Soil and Water Conservation District
- Abingdon, VA
Lonesome Pine Soil And Water Conservation District
Bobbi Rasnick - Administrative Secretary - Clintwood, VA
Scott County Soil And Water Conservation District
Shelia Richards - Executive Secretary - Gate City, VA
Tazewell Soil and Water Conservation District
- Tazewell, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Conservation Groups and Associations
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Access Fund
- Boulder, CO
ACRE Investment Management, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Washington, DC
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Emily Leedy - Director of Programs - Accokeek, MD
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Liz Chudoba - Water Quality Program Manager - Annapolis, MD
America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
Kyle Jones - USDA Forest Service Regional Longleaf Pine Restoration Coordinator - Tallahassee, FL
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Battlefield Trust
- Washington, DC
American Chestnut Foundation, Virginia Chapter
- Marshall, VA
American Farm Bureau Federation
- Washington, DC
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Conservation
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Bee City USA
An Initiative of the Xerces Society - Portland, OR
Butterflies and Their People
Dr. Ellen Sharp - Board Member and Project Director - Capulin, 
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Cave Conservancy of the Virginias
Bonnie Whitlock - Manager - Glen Allen, VA
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy
- Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
- Ridgely, MD
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Clinch Coalition
- Wise, VA
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Plus
- The Plains, VA
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
- Lexington, KY
Farmers For Monarchs
Franklin Holley - Keystone, CO
Forest Stewards Guild
- Santa Fe, NM
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Friends of the Rivers of Virginia
- Roanoke, VA
Great Ecology
- San Diego, CA
Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development
Gail Nosek - Communications Director - Minneapolis, MN
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Green School Alliance
- New York, NY
Hunt Fish 30x30 Coalition
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation - Washington, DC
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Izaak Walton League
- Gaithersburg, MD
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
LandScope Virginia
Virginia DCR - Natural Heritage Program - Richmond, VA
Manomet
- Plymouth, MA
Metro Blooms
Becky Rice - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN
Monarch Collaborative
Keystone Policy Center - Keystone, CO
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
- Madison, WI
Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance
Michael Heller - Steering Committee Co-chair - Annapolis, MD
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington, DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
National Deer Association
- Bogart, GA
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Natural Areas Association
- Pittsburgh, PA
North American Grouse Partnership
- Garden Valley, ID
Orianne Society
- Tiger, GA
Parks for Pollinators
National Recreation and Park Association - Ashburn, VA
Partnership for Conservation
- Washington, DC
Partnership for Southern Forestland Conservation
- Clemson, SC
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinators Prospering People
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
- Vienna, VA
Potomac Riverkeeper
- WASHINGTON, DC
Preservation Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Project Monarch Health
- Athens, GA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell, ME
Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society
- Coraopolis, PA
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Scenic Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Southeast Water Forum
- Knoxville, TN
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Flora, MS
Southeastern Grasslands Initiative
- Clarksville, TN
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
SouthWings
Chesapeake Office - Norfolk, VA
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Sustainable Monarchs
- North Platte, NE
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
Texan by Nature
- Austin, TX
The American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
The Trust for Public Land, D.C. / Chesapeake Office
- Washington, DC
The Virginia Speleological Survey
- Winchester, VA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Unique Places To Save
- Chapel Hill, NC
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
- London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
- Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Virginia Association For Parks
- Norfolk, VA
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund
- Roanoke, VA
Virginia Conservation Network
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Society of Ornithology
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Ellen Shepard - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
- Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
- Takoma Park, MD
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
- Manomet, MA
Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper
Xerces Society
Wildlands Conservation, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Consultants - Land
Advantus Strategies, LLC
John Paul Woodley, Jr. - Principal - Richmond, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Ann Ruzow Holland, Ph.D. AICP
- Principal-Consultant - Willsboro, NY
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Austin D Carroll
Wiregrass Ecological Associates - President - Gulfport, MS
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Chris Manus
American Forest Management - Mid-Atlantic Region Manager - Charlotte, NC
Cirrus Ecological Solutions
Neal Artz - Logan, UT
David Harper
Land in Common - Charleston, SC
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Services, LLC
Kip Mumaw - Principal Engineer - Charlottesville, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Eric W. Entrekin
Southeast Forestlands - President and Director of Forest Management - Meridian, MS
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Farm Family Dynamics LLC
Joe Kluender - North Mankato, MN
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Forests for the Bay
Craig Highfield - Forests for the Bay Coordinator - Annapolis, MD
Forever Forests, LLC
Nancy G. Zak - Founder - Ball Ground, GA
Grant Massie Land Company
- Richmond, VA
Green Infrastructure Center
Karen Firehock - Executive Director - Charlottesville, VA
Greener Prospects
- Brunswick, ME
Gregg Elliott
K Gregg Consulting - Conservation Communications Consultant - Cordova, TN
Hemard & Company
Victor E. Hemard Jr. - President - Texarkana, TX
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Holistic Management International
Sandy Langelier - Director, Communications & Outreach - Albuquerque, NM
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
John A. Shipley
Carolina Forestry, Inc. - Broker, Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Joseph Thompson
Smarts Creek Enterprises LLC - Montross, VA
Kerr Environmental Services Corp.
Bob Kerr - Virginia Beach, VA
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Conservation Assistance Network
Amos Eno - President / Executive Director - Yarmouth, ME
Linda Ziccardi
Alpine EcoSciences LLC - Owner - Golden, CO
Living Habitats LLC
Heidi Natura, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Principal & CEO - Chicago, IL
LJ Conservation Matters
Leonard Jordan - Douglasville, GA
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
Mayes, Wilson & Associates
- San Marcos, TX
Nancy Moore
Conservation Consulting Group - Managing Partner - Monona, WI
National NEMO Network
- Haddam, CT
Peter E McKeever
Conservation Consulting Group - Partner - Monona, WI
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
PlanIt Forward
Patrick Crist - Principal - Broomfield, CO
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Randa Mansour, PhD
R. Mansour Ecological Consulting - Elon, NC
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Rhizoterra Inc.
Avril Stevenson - Project Manager - Spokane, WA
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Solutions in the Land, LLC
Ronald Doetch - Managing Partner - Poplar Grove, IL
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC
Bruce I. Knight - Principal and Founder - Washington, DC
Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc.
Jack D. Alexander - President And Senior Resource Specialist - Belgrade, MT
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Thomas L. Daniels
University of Pennsylvania School of Design - Professor of City and Regional Planning - Philadelphia, PA
Understanding Ag, LLC
- Fort Payne, AL
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
- Gainesville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Easement Monitoring and Stewardship Services
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Forever Forests, LLC
Nancy G. Zak - Founder - Ball Ground, GA
LightHawk
Bev Gabe - Communications Manager - Lander, WY
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Estate Planners
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Estate Planning Attorneys
Allan G. Donn, Esq.
Willcox & Savage, P.C. - Norfolk, VA
Andrew Branan
The Branan Law Firm, PLLC - Hillsborough, NC
Benjamin L. Grosz
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Brenda Jackson-Cooper
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Christine Nguyen Piersall
Williams Mullen - Partner - Norfolk, VA
David D. Addison
Williams Mullen - Partner - Richmond, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Eric R. Fox
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Managing Partner - Washington, DC
Fielding L. Williams, Jr.
Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
Henry P. Custis, Jr.
Custis, Lewis & Dix, L.L.P. - Accomac, VA
Julie A. King, Esq.
- Charlottesville, VA
Kasey A. Place
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Ken N. Jefferson
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Associate - Washington, DC
Legacy Counsel Law, PLLC
Ann G Conway - Executive Director - McLean, VA
Linda Kotis
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Of Counsel - Washington, DC
Lisa Milot
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Of Counsel - Washington, DC
Mark E. Slaughter
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Morgan W. Alley
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. - White Stone, VA
Neil L. Rose
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Paul G. Izzo
Thompson McMullan PC - Director - Richmond, VA
Peter M. Huber
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Robert Daily
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Associate - Washington, DC
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Simon Sidamon-Eristof
Kalbian Hagerty LLP - of Counsel - Washington, DC
Stephen G. Reardon
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Stephen W. Lemon, Esq.
Martin, Hopkins & Lemon, P.C. - Roanoke, VA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Program
- Concord, NH
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Forest Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
Massachusetts Energy & Environmental AffairsMA
Green Acres tax deferral program
MN
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural ResourcesMN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Property Tax Benefits for Maintaining Land Use
Georgia Department of RevenueGA
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
FSA Local Offices
Lee County Farm Service Agency
Jonesville Service Center - Farm Service Agency - Jonesville, VA
Russell County Farm Service Agency
Lebanon Service Center - Farm Service Agency - Lebanon, VA
Scott County Farm Service Agency
Gate City Service Center - Farm Service Agency - Gate City, VA
Washington County Farm Service Agency
Abingdon Service Center - Farm Service Agency - Abingdon, VA
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
Nature Conservancy of Canada - National Office
National Office - Toronto, ON
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell, ME
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN
Lawyers
Ronald G. Doucette
Doucette Law Firm, PLC - Leesburg, VA
William L. Heartwell, III
- Fincastle, VA
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Bobby Lamb
Robert Lamb PLLC - Washington, DC
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brooks M. Smith
Troutman Sanders - Managing Partner - Richmond, VA
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington, VA
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
Henry R. 'Speaker' Pollard, V
Partner - Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Michael J. Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Senior Counsel - Richmond, VA
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Reed W. Neuman
Nossaman LLP - Partner - Washington, DC
Southern Environmental Law Center
- Charlottesville, VA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
NRCS Local Offices
Abingdon Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Abingdon, VA
Gate City Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Gate City, VA
Jonesville Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Jonesville, VA
Lebanon Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Lebanon, VA
Marion Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Marion, VA
North Tazewell Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - North Tazewell, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
John A. Bricker - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Real Estate Attorneys
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Holly M. Bastian
Arent Fox - Washington, DC
Michael J. Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Senior Counsel - Richmond, VA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Phyllis Johnson
Sterling Reality Services - Broker/Owner - Buchanan, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean, VA Dept of Forestry - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
John Miller - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Forest Protection Program
- Charlottesville, VA
Money for Mitigation Grant Program Virgina
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Project WILD - Virginia
Courtney Hallacher - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Flora, MS
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund
Virginia Department of Historic Resources - Richmond, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
Kevin McLean - VCAP Coordinator - Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Jennifer Gagnon - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
Brett Christina Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woodland Steward Series
NC Forest Service (NCFS) - Raleigh, NC
Tax Advisors
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
The Simple Dollar
Trent Ham - Founder & ContributorIA
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Atoka Conservation Exchange LLC
- Richmond, VA
Blue Line Conservation
Jay Norman - Manassas, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Foss & Company
Tax Credit Specialists - San Francisco, CA
Phyllis Johnson
Sterling Reality Services - Broker/Owner - Buchanan, VA
Virginia Conservation Credit Exchange, LLC
Todd Hochrein - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Easement Exchange
- Berryville, VA
Virginia Easement Exchange, LLC
- Marshall, VA

 Conservation Markets

   
Show Articles on Conservation Markets (30)
Ecosystem Services: New Frontiers in Land-Based Resources
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Ecosystem markets are expanding and morphing into new configurations at a mind-boggling speed. While landowners may be tempted to stay at the house until the dust clears, Ellis suggested landowners get engaged now.

 

What are ecosystem services markets?
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A beginner’s guide to ecosystem service marketplaces Carbon credits. Asset quantification. Protocol assessment. Verifiers. The terms surrounding ecosystem services markets are foreign to most landowners.

 

Conservation Almanac

The Trust for Public Land has created the Conservation Almanac, which is a great resource for understanding the context of the conservation and conservation finance movements. Here you can see how much land has been protected in your state, which state and federal agencies have protected the land, the ratio of money spent to land conserved, and policies and programs that could help your state reach its conservation objectives.

 

Conservation Corridor Toolkit

Landscape corridors are among the most important conservation strategies in the face of global changes such as habitat fragmentation, habitat destruction, and climate change. We aim to bridge the science and practice of conservation corridors.  Conservation Corridor will provide up-to-date findings from science that will inform applied conservation.  And, we will highlight new innovations in applied conservation, with the goal of guiding the direction of applied science toward management needs. Click Here. 

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

Investing in the Commonwealth's Land and Water
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Virginia Forever's Five-Year Plan, 2015-2019

 

Alternatives to Real Estate Development Deriving Financial Benefits from Conservation and Mitigation Projects in Virginia - a Lender's Collateral Concerns
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In the current economic environment, landowners previously contemplating development or sale of their real property are seeking alternative ways to generate cash flow from their real property assets.

 

Where Is the Carbon? Carbon Sequestration Potential from Private Forestland in the Southern United States
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Uncertainty surrounding the future supply of timber in the southern United States prompted the question, “Where is all the wood?” (Cubbage et al.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots - Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Leveraging the Landscape - State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012
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Over the last three years, projects that address the relationships between carbon and forests have moved from the sidelines of international climate action to center field.

 

The Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration
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Luke Nave from the University of Michigan Biological Station presents this video short course on the fact that the largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils.

 

Grasslands and Carbon - Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Forests and Carbon - Trends and Data for the U.S.
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In this video short course you can get the scoop on forestland carbon storage in the United States, which helps offset approximately 12% of US carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 2) - Protocols, Projects and Opportunities

Andrea Tuttle presents this video short course ont forest carbon markets and how these can be used to capture and hold carbon on the landscape.

 

Forest Carbon for the Private Landowner (Part 1) - Basics of Carbon Offsets, Markets, and Trading
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Wondering about carbon offsets, credits, baselines, permanence and leakage? Get the carbon basics here and find out why forest offsets could be a bridge to the future.

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Innovations in Market-Based Watershed Conservation in the United States - Payments for Watershed Services for Agricultural and Forest Landowners
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New innovations in payments for watershed services (PWS) have emerged in the past decade and are pointing the way toward watershed protection approaches that might effectively complement existing government conservation programs and incentives for rural landowners.

 

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due - Increasing Landowner Compensation for Ecosystem Services
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This report provides an overview of existing payment programs and markets, and discusses the concepts of bundling and stacking, offer policy recommendations, and provides examples of current efforts to more effectively integrate payment opportunities for landowners.

 

Ecosystem Service Market Development - The Role and Opportunity for Finance
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The creation of tradable credits for the development or preservation of ecosystem services has emerged as a method to provide such payments.

 

Getting Paid for Stewardship - An Agricultural Community Water Quality Trading Guide
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Agricultural producers are finding opportunities to get paid for their stewardship activities through water quality trading. Generally, they sell the amount of nutrients or sediment reduced by conservation practices.

 

Meeting Regulatory Needs with Voluntary Conservation
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Take a look at a PowerPoint presentation on market-based approaches as a voluntary means to reduce the cost of compliance with environmental regulations.& ...

 

Natural Resources Credit Trading Reference
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The purpose of the NRCS Natural Resource Credit Trading Reference is to provide an understanding of how environmental credit trading can be used to increase the provision of conservation and ecosystem services by agriculture.

 

Payments for Forest Carbon
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Payments for forest carbon sequestration are an emerging opportunity for small forest owners to earn additional income, and in turn to sustain both the economic and ecological values of the Northern Forest.

 

Guidance for the Establishment, Use, and Operation of Conservation Banks
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This document provides guidance on the establishment, use, and operation of conservation banks for the purpose of providing a tool for offset mitigating adverse impacts to species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.

 

Conservation Banking
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This fact sheet was published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August 2012 is a two page primer on conservation banking with some history and information on how these banks are working today to promote species conservation and help mitigate habitat loss.

 

Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

LandServer

LandServer Supported Areas - Current Coverage and Coming soon.LandServer is a web-based tool that provides farmers and woodland owners with a quick and easy natural resource assessment, an evaluation of their property’s potential to receive payments for implementing conservation actions, and information on how to get started. Your report is only accessed with your secure User ID and password.

LandServer produces reports by analyzing a robust database of geographic, ecological, physical, and other data sets. LandServer is a program of Pinchot Institute for Conservation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Show Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals (272)
There are 272 resources serving Appalachian Highlands Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Markets Organizations & Professionals serving Appalachian Highlands Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Andy Rosenberger
Private Lands Biologist - Marion, VA
Austin D Carroll
Wiregrass Ecological Associates - President - Gulfport, MS
Bill Bassinger
VDGIF Biologist - Marion, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jay Howell
Small Game Project Leader - Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Marc Puckett
Small Game Project Leader - Farmville, VA
Seth Thompson
VDGIF Biologist - Wise, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wetland Consulting
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD - Quinton, VA
Conservation Credit Markets
American Mass Timber
Russ Krauss - CEO and Founder - Owls Head, ME
Blue Source
- Cottonwood Heights, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Climate Action Reserve
- Los Angeles, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
Ecosystem Marketplace
- Washington, DC
Ecosystem Services Exchange
Paul Sweeney - Director of Conservation Planning - Alexandria, VA
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Works
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Trends
- Washington, DC
Grassroots Carbon
- San Antonio, TX
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
Longleaf Conservation Capital
- Richmond, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Soil Value Exchange, PBLLC
- Houston, TX
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Unique Places Conservation
Michael Scisco - Conservation & Mitigation Specialist - Albuquerque, NM
Fisheries Biologists
Austin D Carroll
Wiregrass Ecological Associates - President - Gulfport, MS
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Sandra Keppner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Regional AIS Coordinator - Basom, NY
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Foresters
Allen Watson
Hatchet Creek Forestry Services - Wirtz, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew J. Lindberg
Timber Marketing and Management - Area Manager - Chesterfield, VA
Andy Eubank
Forestry Management Services - Winchester, VA
Ashby Brown
Woods, Water and Wildlife Inc. - Carrsville, VA
Austin D Carroll
Wiregrass Ecological Associates - President - Gulfport, MS
Ben Balke
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Christiansburg, VA
Ben Cole
Cole Timberland Management LLC - Appomattox, VA
Ben Lane
Eastern Virginia Forestry Services LLC - Franklin, VA
Bill Bond
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Myersville, MD
Bill Wray
Wray Forestry Consulting - Richmond, VA
Billy Newman
EnviroFor, LLC - Shipman, VA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Bob Boeren
Boeren's Forestry Consulting - Roanoke, VA
Bob Warring, ACF
Bob Warring Forestry Services - Owner - Scottsville, VA
Brandon Martin
Directions Land Mgt. - Blackstone, VA
Brian Ledford
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Big Stone Gap, VA
Brian S. Keiling
Keiling Forestry Consulting, Inc. - Christiansburg, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Carolyn Mulligan
American Forest Management - District Manager - Danville , VA
Chad Austin
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Abingdon, VA
Charles H. Turner, ACF
CHT Forestry, LLC - Owner - Branchville, VA
Charles Huppuch
- Verona, VA
Chris Manus
American Forest Management - Mid-Atlantic Region Manager - Charlotte, NC
Chris Sullivan
Virginia Department of Forestry - Senior Area Forester - Abingdon, VA
Christoper Kappa
Phoenix Forestry Services - Charlottesville, VA
Christopher B. Reid, ACF
F & W Forestry Services, Inc. - Forester - Charlottesville, VA
Chuck Bates
Forestry & Wildlife Consulting Services - Gretna, VA
Clifton Rexrode
Appalachian Forestry Services - Waynesboro, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
D. Brad White
Clearwater Forestry Consultants LLC - Hardy, VA
Dale Turner
Turner Forestry Services - Louisa, VA
Dan Parker
Tillinghast & Neely - Danville, WV
Dan Wilson
Three Rivers Forestry - Senior Forester - Tappahannock, VA
Dana Malone, Malone Forest Consulting
Malone Forest Consulting - Consulting Professional Forester/Arborist - Purcellville, VA
Daniel F. Perkins
Registered Forester NC #1439 - Chester, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
David A. Sirna
Sirna Forestry Consulting Service - Bunker Hill, WV
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
David C. Froggatt
Misty Woods LLC - Prince George, VA
David C. Henderson
Henderson Forestry Consultants, PA - President - Asheboro, NC
David E. Birdsall Jr.
D. E. Birdsall Forestry Inc. - Gloucester, VA
David R. Sheldon
Sheldon Forestry Inc. - King & Queen, VA
Dean T. Blount, ACF
Tyler Blount, Consulting Forestry, LLC - Consulting Forester/Realtor - Troutville, VA
Delmer Aylor
Aylor Consulting Forestry - Chase City, VA
Donald N. Parris
Timber Consultants, Inc. - Halifax, VA
Donnie Garman
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Abingdon, VA
Douglas F. Brewster
Wood Brokers Company Inc. - Chester, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Edward G. Tugwell
Tugwell Consulting Forestry, P.A. - President - Asheboro, NC
Edward R. (Reed) Stanley
- Halifax, VA
Eric Blake
Singletree Forestry Services LLC - New Kent, VA
Frank O. Brooks Jr.
Forest Resources Management Inc. - Aylett, VA
Gary Bratton
American Forest Management - Director, Appraisal Services / ARA (Accredited Rural Appraiser) - Sumter, SC
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
George W. Peery Jr.
Peery Forestry Services - Chatham, VA
Glen Worrell, Jr., ACF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Charlottesville, VA
GreenWoods Inc.
Matt & Courtney Pace - Floyd, VA
Greg Estoll
Virginia Department of Forestry - Senior Area Forester - Tazewell, VA
Greg Hutson
Little River Timber Management, Inc. - Maryville, TN
Gregory Garrison
Timber Marketing and Management - Chesterfield, VA
Henry A. Randolph
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Partner - Raleigh, NC
James C. Munden
- Midlothian, VA
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
James F. Wagner
- Chatham, VA
James Furnish
Forestry Consultant - Rockville, MD
Jeffrey Bent
- Petersburg, VA
Jess Crawford
South Rivers Forestry Consultants, LLC - King William, VA
Joe Secoges
Eastern Forest Consultants LLC - Christiansburg, VA
John C. Magruder
Three Rivers Forestry - Consulting Forester - Tappahannock, VA
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
John Coleman
- Woodstock, VA
John H. (Jay) Crowder
Jay Crowder Consulting - Boydton, VA
John H. Kight, II, ACF
Frazier Consulting Foresters, P.C. - Forester - Elizabeth City, NC
John H. Washburn
John H. Washburn Inc. - Kenbridge, VA
John Holstine
Holstine Forestry Consulting LLC - Charleston, WV
John J. West
- Consulting Forester - Bluefield, VA
John Paul Ewan
Three Rivers Forestry - Forester - Tappahannock, VA
John Perry
- Rocky Gap, VA
John R. (Jack) Cannon
J. R. Cannon, LLC - Emporia, VA
John R. Reid, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
John Shipley
Carolina Forestry Inc. - Manager Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Johnny Bickford
Bickford Timber & Land Mgt. Inc. - New Canton, VA
Johnny Robertson
- Chester, VA
Justin Funk
Virginia Department of Forestry - Area Forester - Abingdon, VA
Keith Brouillard
Carolina Forestry - Co-Owner - Raleigh, NC
Kevin A. Belt
Appalachian Forestry - Johnson City, TN
Larry Edwards
- Brentwood, VA
Larry J. Harrup
Southern Forestry LLC - Valentines, VA
Larry Layman
Layman Forestry Services - Halifax, VA
Lee Bethea
- McKenney, VA
Louis Brossy
Brossy Forestry Consulting - Consulting Forester - Wytheville, VA
Lueke Timber and Realty
- Providence Forge, VA
Mark D. Sims
Sims Forestry Services - Staunton, VA
Mark L. Brashears
- Consulting Forester - Romney, WV
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Portland, OR
Matthew B. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc. - Capron, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael C. Boggs
Real Estate Appraiser/Consulting Forester - Spotsylvania, VA
Michael H. Ballinger
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants - Harvest Forester - Raleigh, NC
Michael Harold
Walnut Creek Forestry - Harrisonburg, VA
Michael J.Vaughan
Southern Land & Forest, Inc. - President - Weldon, NC
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Michael W. Bobb
Consulting Forester LLC - Spotsylvania, VA
Mike Santucci
Virginia Department of Forestry - Forestland Conservation Program Manager - Charlottesville, VA
Milo Crawford
Chestnut Creek Forestry - Galax, VA
Nathan R. Green
N. R. Green Resource Consulting LLC - Christiansburg, VA
Neil Thorne
Thorne Resource Consulting LLC - Strasburg, VA
Patrick J. Cleary, ACF
Highlands Forestry, Inc. - Prestonburg, KY
Paul M. Haney, ACF
Environmental Timber Management - President - Barboursville, VA
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Randy Kyner
C & K Forestry Services - Cumberland, VA
Richard Pace III
- Mt. Jackson, VA
Rob Morgan
Morgan Forestry Consultants, Inc. - Wytheville, VA
Rodney Finkbiner
Carolina Forestry - Owner - Raleigh, NC
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Scott F. Oertle
Piedmont Forestry - Appomattox, VA
Scott Talmage Young
- Consulting Forester - Pilot, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Stephen A. Whitfield, ACF
Whitfield Forestry Consultants - Raleigh, NC
Stephen D. Mallette
Resource Management Associates - Locustville, VA
Stephen P. Lindberg
Timber Marketing and Management - President, Area Manager - Chesterfield, VA
Steven Shuler
Shuler Timber Brokerage, Cruising & Appraisal - Rural Retreat, VA
SteveWagner
Summerfield Forestry Inc. - Lawrenceville, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Thomas Moser
Blue Ridge Forestry Services Inc. - Floyd, VA
Timberlands Unlimited, Inc.
David L. Jennette Jr - Windsor, NC
Todd Kready
Kready Consulting and Forest Land Mgt. - Bedford, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group
- Afton, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
W. Allen Jones, Jr., ACF
Parker Forestry Services, Inc. - Owner - Salisbury, MD
W. Michael Lane
- Suffolk, VA
W. Michael Lewis
W. Michael Lewis & Associates - Owner - Martinsville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
William E. Pownall, ACF
Forest Resources Management, Inc. - Aylett, VA
William F. Gillette, ACF
Rock Springs Forestry, Inc - President, Forester - Capron, VA
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
William M. Dryman, ACF
Bernard and Dryman Consulting Forestry, Inc. - President - Timberlake, NC
William R. Miller
Virginia Department of Forestry - Senior Area Forester - Big Stone Gap, VA
Geologists / Hydrologists
C&S Environmental Consulting
Buford E. Collier - Senior Environmental Project Manager - Kilgore, TX
Fogarty Land and Environmental
Michael Fogarty - Earth Scientist - Canaan, NH
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
- Cumberland, ME
Land Trusts
American Farmland Trust
- Washington, DC
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust
- Washington, DC
Islands Trust Fund
- Victoria, BC
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Margo Heekin
- Land Trust Consultant - Fort Bragg, CA
Nature Conservancy of Canada - National Office
National Office - Toronto, ON
North American Land Trust
- Chadds Ford, PA
Open Space Institute
Jennifer Grossman - Vice President New York Land Program - New York, NY
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Robert R Bryan
Forest Synthesis - President/Habitat Conservation Forester - Harpswell, ME
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
- Missoula, MT
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Fund
- Moose Jaw, SK
Societe de Protection Fonciere de Saint-Adele
Jean-Louis Poirier - President - Saint-Adele, QC
Sportsmen's National Land Trust
- Agawam, MA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
The Barn Group
- Brooks, GA
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Trout Unlimited
Chris Wood - President and Chief Executive Officer - Arlington, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Wetlands America Trust
- Memphis, TN
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Natural Resource Law Attorneys
Bobby Lamb
Robert Lamb PLLC - Washington, DC
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brooks M. Smith
Troutman Sanders - Managing Partner - Richmond, VA
C. Timothy Lindstrom
Conservation Easement Lawyer - Washington, VA
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Endangered Species Law and Policy Group
Nossaman LLP - Los Angeles, CA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
Henry R. 'Speaker' Pollard, V
Partner - Williams Mullen - Richmond, VA
James P. Moorhead
Moorhead Law Group, LLC - Founder and Principal - Chicago, IL
M. Reed Hopper
Pacific Legal Foundation - Principal Attorney, National Litigation Center - Sacramento, CA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Michael J. Rothermel
Spotts Fain - Senior Counsel - Richmond, VA
Misti Schmidt
Conservation Partners LLP - Partner - Oakland, CA
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Reed W. Neuman
Nossaman LLP - Partner - Washington, DC
Southern Environmental Law Center
- Charlottesville, VA
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA
Warren L. Tisdale
Willcox Savage - Norfolk, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- Wayne, NJ
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Virginia Wetland Consulting
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD - Quinton, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Austin D Carroll
Wiregrass Ecological Associates - President - Gulfport, MS
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
GreenWoods Inc.
Matt & Courtney Pace - Floyd, VA
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Kyle Rhodes
Commonwealth Conservation Services - Owner - Woodstock, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Flora, MS
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Conservation Tax Credits

   
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Donate a conservation easement: How federal benefits put money in your pocket!
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In addition to the Colorado credit, landowners can receive an extra reward for conserving their land with a conservation easement. The current rules are not yet permanent, so please keep that in mind as you and your advisors make plans for your taxes.

 

Final Rule on SALT and State Tax Credit Programs
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The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service pre-released the final rule on how the federal government will treat charitable donations that individual taxpayers make to nonprofits via giving programs incentivized by state and local tax (SALT) credits.

 

Virginia Land Preservation Tax Credit

Virginia allows an income tax credit for 40 percent of the value of donated land or conservation easements. Taxpayers may use up to $20,000 per year through 2020 and $50,000 per year in subsequent tax years.

 

The Law of Agricultural Land Preservation in the United States
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Thomas Daniels and John Keene's new book breaks down the legal principles, federal and state requirements, and the legal issues that affect agricultural land preservation efforts.

 

Using the Conservation Tax Incentive
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This short brochure summarizes the conservation easement tax incentive and provides answers to some frequently asked questions. For the late ...

 

Investing in the Commonwealth's Land and Water
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Virginia Forever's Five-Year Plan, 2015-2019

 

Buying & Selling Virginia Tax Credits
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Conservation easement donors often receive more in Virginia tax credits than is required to pay their state taxes. Tax credit holders can sell these additional credits on the free market.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Federal Reforestation Deduction and Amortization

Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.

 

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There are 47 resources serving Appalachian Highlands Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Conservation Tax Credits Organizations & Professionals serving Appalachian Highlands Region
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Program
- Concord, NH
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Forest Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
Massachusetts Energy & Environmental AffairsMA
Green Acres tax deferral program
MN
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural ResourcesMN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Property Tax Benefits for Maintaining Land Use
Georgia Department of RevenueGA
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Tax Advisors
J. Moore & Company, P.C.
- Roanoke, VA
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
The Simple Dollar
Trent Ham - Founder & ContributorIA
Water Street Solutions
- Peoria, IL
Tax Credit Brokers
Atoka Conservation Exchange LLC
- Richmond, VA
Blue Line Conservation
Jay Norman - Manassas, VA
Conservation Partners, LLC
- Lexington, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Foss & Company
Tax Credit Specialists - San Francisco, CA
Phyllis Johnson
Sterling Reality Services - Broker/Owner - Buchanan, VA
Virginia Conservation Credit Exchange, LLC
Todd Hochrein - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Easement Exchange
- Berryville, VA
Virginia Easement Exchange, LLC
- Marshall, VA
Tax Law Attorneys
Allan G. Donn, Esq.
Willcox & Savage, P.C. - Norfolk, VA
Christine Nguyen Piersall
Williams Mullen - Partner - Norfolk, VA
David D. Addison
Williams Mullen - Partner - Richmond, VA
David S. Lionberger
Hirschler Fleischer - Richmond, VA
Flora Pettit, Attorneys at Law
- Harrisonburg, VA
Harry L. Gutman
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Of Counsel - Washington, DC
Heléna M. Klumpp
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Jeffrey E. Moeller
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Jonathan L. Holbrook
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Associate - Washington, DC
Leslie J. Schneider
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Mark E. Slaughter
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Mark W. Botkin
BotkinRose PLC - Harrisonburg, VA
Mindy Herzfeld
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Of Counsel - Washington, DC
Morgan W. Alley
Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P. - White Stone, VA
Neil L. Rose
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Patrick J. Smith
Ivins, Phillips & Barker - Partner - Washington, DC
Peter M. Huber
Willcox Savage - Member - Norfolk, VA
Simon Sidamon-Eristof
Kalbian Hagerty LLP - of Counsel - Washington, DC
Stephen J. Small, Esq.
Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C. - Cambridge, MA