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Conservation Easements

Landowners have the ability to manage their property using many different strategies to meet their objectives.  One of those management strategies is the use of conservation easements. Conservation easements allow landowners to retain ownership and use their land while permanently protecting the conservation values of their property.  

Raleigh West serves as the Executive Director for the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust.  He will speak on the topic of conservation easements, a tool that many landowners have employed to protect their farms and forests.  He will also highlight some of the tax and financial issues that property owners should consider if they are interested in conservation easements.  Raleigh's family put their 85-acre timber tract into a conservation easement in 2011, so he can also speak from the landowner's point of view as it relates to managing protected property.  Raleigh has a law degree from USC and an MBA from The Citadel, and lives with his wife and two children in North Charleston.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lebanon Community Center 1188 Lebanon Rd, Ridgeville, SC 29472

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Cooperative Extension Service, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Forestry and Wildlife Resources

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All Audiences


$10 member and $15 non-members

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Derrick Phinney

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