Learn about financial and conservation tools at Comal County landowner workshop

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The Hill Country Alliance and the Comal County Conservation Alliance will co-host a landowner workshop on Feb. 15 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Anhalt Dance Hall, 2390 Anhalt Road, Spring Branch.

The one-day workshop will educate attendees on financial and conservation tools available to rural landowners in fast-growing Hill Country counties. It is designed to provide farmers, ranchers and other landowners with effective tools and resources to help them address issues inherent in passing family land on to future generations.

According to the hosts, the event is geared toward landowners that are interested in conserving the natural features and the agricultural heritage of family-owned property. It will also address the challenge of increasing tax burdens and the potential impact of estate taxes on heirs.

Speakers will present on a variety of topics including:

  • the case for conservation in Comal County;
  • wildlife and open space valuation;
  • financial tools and programs for landowners;
  • conservation easement basics and tax benefits; and
  • understanding the role of land trusts.

The event will also feature a panel discussion with local landowners and conservation easement donors and an opportunity for a Q&A with the attendees.

The cost to attend is $15 per person and $20 for couples. Lunch will be provided.

Seating is limited, so those interested in attending are encouraged to register at www.hillcountryalliance.org.

More information is available by contacting the workshop coordinator Carolyn Vogel at cavogel2013@gmail.com or 512-633-4995.

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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