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Land Management and Forestry

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2016 Tax Year

Follow the links below for: Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2016 Tax Year by Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service https://www.fs.fed.us/cooperativeforestry/library/taxtips2016.pdf   Forest Landowners’ Guide to the Federal Income Tax https://www.fs.fed.us/sites/default/files/legacy_files/FS_Landowners_Tax_Guide.pdf   Understanding Federal Income Taxes for Family Forest Owners   https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFLTC

A Powerful and Easy Way to Access and Use Soil Type Data

Looking at soil types can be a great way to evaluate property.  At Cross Creek Realty, LLC and Cross Creek Timber, LLC we use this soil studies on a regular basis to assist our clients and property owners in evaluating and marketing property.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a great tool available…

Conservation Easements All About Conservation Easements – There is no one-size-fits-all conservation easement.

Conservation easements can be a good thing when used appropriately and when the one extending the easement knows ALL OF THE PROS AND CONS ASSOCIATED WITH IT!  Do not enter into a conservation easement without first seeking advice from various groups and agencies about what you are doing.  Remember that most conservation easement are forever…

Understand the Language of Forestry

Like any area of specialization, forestry has its own terms and technical jargon. In order to make informed decisions regarding their properties, land owners need to be able to recognize and understand the words foresters use when describing measurements and the forest ecosystem.  Please feel free to contact the professional foresters with our sister company…

Should Land Agents Should Be Armed with Natural Resource Training?

We say, “YES”.   Read the Land Think article here:  https://www.landthink.com/pulse-land-agents-should-be-armed-with-natural-resource-training/ Another great read by Land Think author Jonathan Goode can be found here: https://www.landthink.com/not-all-real-estate-agents-are-competent-about-land/ Jonathon’s article relates to Article 11 of The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice  that states: The services which REALTORS® provide to their clients and customers…