Intergenerational Land Transfer
Successful land transfers involve communication, knowledge of options, planning, and attention to detail. The Family Resource Management team and the University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team partnered together to bring you resources that will help make your land transfer a success.
Getting Started with Intergenerational Land Transfers — A successful land transfer involves family, a structure or business to manage the woodland, and the completing legal aspects of land ownership.
Intergenerational Land Transfer Workshop — This two part workshop gives families tools to start the land transfer process. Excellent resource for any woodland owner.
Find out more about personal property and land transfer:
Trees & Woodlands — University of Minnesota— Offers information and learning opportunities for citizens interested in protecting and improving woodlands.
MyMinnesotaWoods — University of Minnesota— Do you have a plan in place to keep your land in your family for generations?
Minnesota Forestry Association — Resources, advocacy, and education for private woodland owners.
Forest Stewardship Program — United States Department of Agriculture — Provides technical assistance to nonindustrial private forest owners.
Estate Planning for Forest Families — United States Department of Agriculture — Estate planning options for family forests.
Ties to the Land — Oregon State University — Educational materials and video offer tools for land succession.
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What will Become of Your Timberland? — Forestry Service, United States Department of Agriculture — Publication provides guidelines and assistance to nonindustrial private woodland owners in apply estate planning techniques.
Land Protection Options: A Handbook for Minnesota Landowners — The Nature Conservancy, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The Trust for Public Land, & the Minnesota Land Trust — This handbook focuses on protection of "open space."
Estate Planning Opportunities and Strategies for Private Forest Landowners — Pennsylvania State University — Educates readers about the tax and property law issues involved in planning the transfer of property after death.