Heating with Wood (FS-926)
Wood is a plentiful and accessible fuel for many Marylanders. Wood burns relatively clean and comes from a renewable resource —the rural or urban forest. Coal and oil supplies are limited, are not renewable, and the cost of these fuels continue to increase. Heating costs consume a significant percentage of earnings of low‐ to moderate‐income families.
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.
Small Acreage Foresters Directory
As the population of Maryland has grown, many larger parcels of land have been parceled into properties ranging in size from 1 to 10 acres, with a mix of woodland and open land. However, property owners who have these properties often have special challenges in finding professional services for their woodlands.
Wildlife Management: Bobwhite Quail
Wildlife management has made significant advances in understanding the habitat needs of the Bobwhite Quail. This fact sheet presents information related to efficient quail management for sportsmen and for property owners.
Wildlife Management: Cottontail Rabbits
Eastern Cottontail Rabbits are among the most common mammals in Maryland and one of the easiest to manage, This fact sheet explains the characteristics of the cottontail and procedures for managing the species.
Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax
Many farmers have their wealth tied up in their land and would like to convert some this land value into cash. Others want to ensure that their lands stays farmland forever. Some farmers wand to preserve their property's characteristics and amenities. Others want to make it more affordable for their children to buy the land.
Estate Planning for Farm Families
All people who own real or personal property should engage in estate planning. Estate planning is particularly essential for those farmers whos real estate property values have increased dramatically because of urbanization.
Small-Acreage Foresters Directory
As the population of Maryland has grown, many larger parcels of land have been parceled into properties ranging in size from 1 to 10 acres, with a mix of woodland and open land. However, property owners who have one to ten acres often have special challenges in finding professional services for their woodlands.
Developing a Fee-Fishing Enterprise: An Opportunity in Recreational Tourism
Fishing is a popular recreational pastime in the United States. As the demand for public fishing opportunites increases, landowners might consider providing a quality fishing experience on private land. This fact sheet provides the landowner with information to begin the business evaluation process in beginning a fee-fishing enterprise.