The Business End of Forests

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Life+LAND blog post by Danielle Atkins
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Thu, Sep 24, 2020 - 4:00 pm
until 1:00 pm
Save the Date!

More details at www.DelawareHighlands.org/watw
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Fri, May 31, 2019 - 12:00 pm
until 12:00 pm
Come join us to learn about tending your woodlands! At West Virginia's beautiful Watoga State Park & Calvin Price State Forest in Pocahontas County May 31 to June 2, 2019
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Sat, May 4, 2019 - 9:00 am
until 12:00 pm
Please plan to join us on Saturday May 4, 2019. Today's Topics will include:
Tree Identification, Elements of a Management Plan, and Forest for the Birds
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Life + LAND is a blog all about helping ladies get a hand on their land. It features articles, landowner tid-bits, women spotlights, and other resources. This blog was created by forester Danielle Atkins, co-founder of the Georgia Forestry Commission's Ladies for their Land program.
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Fri, Mar 22, 2019 - 7:30 am
until 5:00 pm
Looking to network and reconnect with Women and Their Woods members?
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Fri, Mar 8, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 4:00 pm
This workshop will be hosted in Blakely, Georgia, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael this past fall.
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Did you sell timber in 2018? Did you lose trees to a hurricane, fire, or other natural disaster? Do you know how to report these changes on your income tax return?

You're in luck. The USDA Forest Service has produced a tips sheet on Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2018 Tax Year. This quick guide has information on:
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This past September marked the 5th Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat hosted by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. The event this year was held at the Highlights Family Foundation's Workshop Facility in scenic Wayne County, PA.
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Income Tax Deduction on Timber and Landscape Tree Loss from Casualty

Timber or landscape trees destroyed by the hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, and other storms are “casualty losses” that may allow the property owners to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns.
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One of the first retreats was attended by a woman named Norma Dale Smith. Norma had had close ties to family land since she was a little girl, and now her grandchildren were getting involved. Inspired from the retreat, Norma gathered all her stories from the land, put them into book form, and published the book to give to her children and grandchildren. Even while she was learning more about managing the land, Norma was also continuing to forge a connection to the land for herself and her family. Norma’s books have been printed and shared with participants at the WOW workshops.
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Thu, Oct 29, 2020 - 4:30 pm
until 5:30 pm
On this video call natural resource professionals and fellow WOW members will be there to talk about your forests, so come prepared with questions, stories, and of course, your preferred drink or snack!
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By Nichole Henger, Forestry Program Coordinator for the St. Croix River Assocation
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Sarah Deumling is one of a handful of foresters in the Pacific Northwest harnessing more of the carbon drawdown potential of their land, modeling forestry for a rapidly warming world. 

By Margaret Morales. The full version of this article, from Sightline Institute, can be found here.

Photo credits: Margaret Morales. 
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For landowners, donating a conservation easement is a way to protect places they love. It’s also a major financial decision. When landowners donate a conservation easement, they give up part of the value of their property — often their family’s biggest asset.
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This article appeared in the National Association of Conservation Districts' newsletter.

Indiana’s LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with Women4theLand to focus on female landowner needs through periodic Women’s Conservation Learning Circles.
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Life+LAND blog post by Danielle Atkins

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