University of Maryland Extension

Legacy & Estate Planning

View our Estate Planning video (3 minutes):

Forestry Friday Workshop, March 29, 2019:

Who's Up Next?: Extending Your Stewardship Beyond Your Tenure

Planning for Your Woodland: Jonathan Kays, Extension Forester, University of Maryland Extension Woodland Stewardship Education programYouTube LinkPDF
Who's Up Next?: Jennifer E. Jones, GROUNDYouTube LinkPDF
Basic Estate Planning and How to Make Sense of it All: Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist, University of Maryland Extension Agriculture Law Education InitiativeYouTube LinkPDF


Publication Name/Description

Managing Your Property


Welcome to Your Woods: Learn about the benefits of owning woods and the resources that are available to help you - Forests for the Bay
IYL-1It's Your Legacy: A Maryland landowner's guide to conservation-based estate planning - University of Maryland Extension & Maryland Environmental Trust


Helping your woodland adapt to a changing climate - Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Forest Service, University of Maryland Extension, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and US Forest Service (18 pages)

Helping your woodland adapt to a changing climate - summary - This one-page, two-sided digest of the above publication is suitable for workshops and displays.

FS-630Tax and Estate Planning for Maryland Forest Landowners - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #630
METMaryland's Preservation Programs - This publication from the Maryland Environmental Trust outlines several statewide preservation resources and programs.

Tax Information

EB-360Forest Management Account Book - University of Maryland Extension Bulletin #360
FS-972Estate Planning for Farm Families - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #972
FS-779Farmland Preservation: An Estate Planning Tool - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #779
AH-731Agricultural Handbook 731: Forest Landowners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax (Revised 2013) - USDA Forest Service

Stewardship Planning

Cost Share Assistance - state and Federal programs available
Taxes: Reducing Hidden Costs

Your Woodland Resources

Resources Concerning Laws, Regulations, and Your Rights
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