Conservation Easement Breakfast Briefing for Tax, Legal, and Real Estate Professionals

  • Thursday September 28th
  • 9:00am-10:30am
  • Federal House Bar & Grille
  • 22 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

Join us for a continental breakfast and an overview of the legal and tax framework of conservation easements. You’ll also be introduced to Scenic Rivers Land Trust, the most active land trust in Anne Arundel County, holding 62 easements that protect over 2,700 acres. Learn about significant income, property and estate tax benefits that might be available to your clients. Program highlights include updates on a new grant program that adds a per-acre cash incentive to potential tax advantages for landowners who protect forests and/or plant trees. This grant program is funded by Anne Arundel County and managed by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Speakers inlcude:

  • Nina Fisher, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Board President
  • Ben Wechsler, Linowes and Blocher, Partner
  • Dick Davies, CohnReznick, Partner
  • David Ballard, Champion Financial Planning Group, President
  • Rick Leader, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Executive Director


Registration is FREE but required by September 22nd.
For more information please contact Sarah Knebel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410-980-6837
This event is generously sponsored by the Paul & Maxine Frohring Foundation and BGE.

FULL - Registration is CLOSED

Women For The Land Conservation Learning Circle

The American Farmland Trust is offering a conservation learning circle program to womenlandowners in our area. The Women for the Land Initiative brings groups of 15-20 women landowners together with conservation and technical staff (mostly women) for three sessions over approximately two months.  An experienced facilitator guides this Conservation Learning Circle through a well-developed agenda. AFT invites agency staff to participate as presenters and active participants in the conversation, addressing issues and questions in real time.  

The peer-to-peer women-only program provides an opportunity to learn from each other, gain confidence, and to obtain technical/financial assistance to protect your land's natural resources. These sessions are designed for women landowners who own, rent and make management decisions on their Maryland forest and farm land. AFT is operating this program in five states including Maryland

The next Conservation Learning Circle is for landowners in Prince George's and Ann Arundel Counties.  Prince George's County Conservation District is the host and other agencies and organizations will be invited to participate.

Meeting Location:
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District
5301 Race Track Road
Upper Marlboro, MD  20772

September 30, 2017  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
October 11, 2017  9:00 am to 3:00 pm, meet at a farm for a tour
October 24, 2017  4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
To apply, Click here 

For more information, click here or contact 
Margot Mays
Program Coordinator
Women For The Land Maryland
American Farmland Trust
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