Helping African American Rural Landowners Keep Family Forests

After the Civil War, African Americans were deeded or bought property across the South, but at that time they often lacked the money for — or were denied access to¬†— legal resources. As a result, much of this land was passed down through the generations without the benefit of a written will or title and…  More 

Family Forest Owners Need More Help with Federal Taxes

A recent study by U.S. Forest Service and university researchers offers suggestions on improving efforts to inform family forest owners about beneficial federal income and estate tax provisions available to them. The researchers base their suggestions on focus groups they held in five locations across the United States. The results¬†were published in the January 2014…  More