Day: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Title: Jump-Starting Natural Resource Conservation, Now and Beyond
Description: All Marylanders receive benefits from the stewardship of private family lands, but these benefits are too often disrupted as land is transitioned to new ownership. In order to address this issue, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and partners have offered legacy planning courses to private landowners throughout Maryland. Legacy planning helps to initiate dialogue between generations about keeping family lands and conservation goals intact while working to minimize the financial, legal and personal challenges as well as the false assumptions that can be associated with estate transfer, inheritance and land management. The Alliance with its partners Stroud Water Research Center, Conservation Districts, Baltimore County, City of Baltimore and the Maryland Forest Service will accelerate the adoption of priority conservation practices including the restoration of forests and riparian buffers that protect drinking water, and improve water quality and wildlife habitats in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Track: Large Landscapes & Working Lands
Level: All
Lead Presenter: Craig Highfield: Program Manager - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Co-Presenter(s): Eric Sprague: Director - Chesapeake Forest Programs