Linda's Tax Tips 

I understand the challenges and frustrations you face as a woodland owner. Tax rules vary considerably based on your property's classification (personal, investment, or business). Tax rules are constantly changing and knowledgeable CPAs can be hard to find. This means you need to be tax savvy. There are numerous resources you can tap for information including the US Forest Service Taxation website as well as your state forest agency staff, extension personnel, a consulting forester, and your local landowner association members.

Here are some key considerations:

Book Review of Terry Tempest Williams' "The Open Space of Democracy" 

The Open Space of Democracy  by Terry Tempest Williams

(published by Wipf & Stock Publishers)

Reviewed by Renee D'Aoust

Book Review of Richard Horan's "Seeds" 

Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to KerouacWelty to Wharton

By Richard Horan (Harper Perennial, 2011)

Reviewed by Renee D'Aoust.

Jack Nisbet's The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest (Sasquatch Books, 2009).

Reviewed by Renee D'Aoust.

In 1824, London’s Royal Horticultural Society sent the young botanist David Douglas on an expedition to the Pacific Northwest to study and to collect native flora and fauna. The previous year Douglas had traveled from Britain to the East Coast of America where his natural curiosity and physical vigor allowed him the constant pursuit of plants requested by the Royal Society. That trip animated Douglas’s desire to explore the Pacific Northwest.

Jack Nisbet's "David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work" Book Review 

David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work – An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest by Jack Nisbet (Sasquatch Books, 2012).

Reviewed by Renee D'Aoust.