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Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan: The Key to Forest Management (FS-625)

Forest stewardship is the management of forest resources in a way that meets the needs of the current owners, but does not adversely affect use by future generations. A forest stewardship plan is a working guide that allows the landowner to maximize the wildlife, timber, recreation, aesthetic value...

Tax and Estate Planning for Maryland Forest Landowners (FS-630)

Forest landowners in Maryland can increase the financial returns ofn their forest stewardship efforts by minimizing property, income, and estate taxes. This fact sheet describes several laws and programs that enable forest landowners to decrease their tax liabilities.

The Gyspy Moth and the Homeowner (FS-242)

The gypsy moth caterpillar is the most serious threat to forests comprised of oak in the United States. Gypsy moths reach greatest densities where oaks are the most abundant trees. If you have oak trees on your property, gypsy moths pose a threat to the beauty and value of your land.

Reducing Vole Damage to Plants in Landscapes, Orchards and Nurseries (FS-654)

Voles are small mouselike rodents. In Maryland, two species, the meadow vole and the pine vole, eat roots, bark, and bulbs; even at low population levels, they cause significant damage to forest plantations, orchards, nurseries, and landscapes. This fact sheet explains how to identify these...

Family Forest Legacy Planning: A workshop for Maryland landowners

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Cumberland Country Club
Are you interested in learning how to assess and enhance the value of your property's natural resources, how to property and estate taxes, and how to create a succession plant that keeps your land intact and within your family? These topics and more will be covered during the "Family Forest Legacy...

Family Forest Legacy Planning: A workshop for Maryland landowners

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Crossing at Casey Jones
Are you interested in learning how to assess and enhance the value of your property's natural resources, how to property and estate taxes, and how to create a succession plant that keeps your land intact and within your family? These topics and more will be covered during the "Family Forest Legacy...

Timber Taxation (7 PM webinar)

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Online
This free webinar is intended for landowners and others interested in understanding income, estate and property taxes applicabke 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...

Timber Taxation (Noon webinar)

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online
This free 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...

2014 Maryland Woodland Stewards training

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:00pm to Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 - 4:00pm
Shepherd's Spring Center
The Maryland Woodland Stewards program teaches enthusiastic individuals how to be good stewards of natural land, and good advocates for forest and wildlife stewardship in their community. The Maryland Woodland Stewards Project is an educational program of University of Maryland Extension. It...

Understanding Sustainable Forestry

Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wye Room, Talbot County Community Center
University of Maryland Extension in partnership with the Talbot County Office of Economic Development will host an evening workshop on sustainable forestry at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 29 th in the Wye Oak Room and is free to the...

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