At the end of the day, the bottom line has to work for every landowner. Whether land serves as a primary source of income, an investment asset, conservation purposes or for personal enjoyment, economics are key to long-term ownership and successful management. WLA provides landowners with information, resources and opportunities to share knowledge with one another in order to save time, avoid costly mistakes and increase economic viability.

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Securing Your Legacy on the Land: Part 1 of 5

When should a succession plan be put in place? Who should be involved? What are the basic components of a farm or ranch business succession plan, and who can help put it in place?

These and other critical questions relevant to succession planning for landowners are addressed in this first of a 5-part Q&A with U.S. Trust's Howard Weiss.

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Succession Planning and Governance: Key Principles and Issues to Consider

In January 2018, WLA hosted "Legacy on the Land: Compelling Stories and Creative Tools for Land Succession" in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the forum, Howard Weiss from US Trust provided expertise on succession planning and governance. Check out his detailed presentation.

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Beyond Boundaries in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem:

In Summer 2016, WLA co-hosted the Beyond Boundaries Landowner Symposium in Cody, Wyoming, which included discussions on emerging science and new policies related to working lands and private ownership in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and beyond.

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Succession Planning Tools from the Farm Journal Legacy Project

"A family focused on taking constructive action will achieve succession planning success." The Farm Journal Legacy Project provides downloadable succession planning tools for landowners broken out into key topics including "getting started" and "financial management".

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