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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Division
Private Lands and Habitat Program
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744


Landowner Workshops and Field Days

The Private Lands and Habitat Program encourages landowners to supplement their wildlife and habitat management skills and knowledge by participating in workshops and field days. General, specialized, beginner and advanced events are offered by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and our partners.

Conservation Easement Workshop

Date: October 23, 2015
Location: Pedernales Electric Cooperative
201 S. Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636
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The Hill Country Land Trust (HCLT) and The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) are hosting a conservation easement workshop on Friday, October 23. This workshop will focus on the landowners in the nineteen-county Hill Country region and will bring landowners the message about how to steward and protect their land investment with a conservation easement agreement.

Conservation easements are one of the most flexible and effective means to protect private property. A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement that ensures a property will forever be conserved according to the landowner's wishes. This agreement is negotiated between the landowner and the land trust organization which is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the terms of the conservation easement agreement. Many landowners are concerned about conserving those special natural features on their family-owned lands and maintaining the productivity of their land – even after his or her ownership comes to an end. They also are challenged with the economics and increasing tax burdens associated with land ownership, including the potential impact of estate taxes on their heirs. This seminar is designed to provide farmers, ranchers and other landowners with effective tools and resources to help them deal with the issues inherent in passing family land on to future generations.

Workshop topics include:

Conservation Easement Overview; Planning with Conservation Easements: Tax, Succession and Estate Planning Issues & Ideas; The Role of Land Trusts in the Conservation Easement Process; Landowner Considerations and Costs; and Stories from Landowners Who Have a Conservation Easement.


On-line: Hill Country Alliance Events page Walk-ins are welcome and pre-registration is advised to ensure your seat.

More Information:

Contact the workshop coordinator Carolyn Vogel at or 512.633.4995.
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