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
LPS-1Legacy Planning Stories: How Forest Landowners "Like Me" Are Ensuring the Future of Their Land - Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources & Center for Private Forests -Penn State Extension


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 Account Management 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
Maintained by the IET Department of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. © 2021. Web Accessibility

University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity, please contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office.