OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Who is this for?

The Ties to the Land Initiative assists woodland owners in addressing communication, emotional and legal aspects of succession planning. A succession plan is a more effective means for land owners to pass on their legacy than a traditional estate plan. An estate plan is just one step in succession planning.

A good estate plan will ensure heirs receive the land with lowered tax obligations. Good succession planning is a way of building shared vision and passion for the land among the current owners and the heirs as well as passing on the land with reduced estate taxes. At the Ties to the Land Initiative we recognize there are differences among family members’ values, goals, and skills, and help owners form an effective plan to keep land in the family or identify alternative paths when continued family ownership is not an option.

We provide the essential tools and resources that help woodland owners make the decisions necessary to achieve their objectives and pass their land to succeeding generations.

Our materials include a DVD-based program for workshop presenters and a workbook to help guide woodland owners through the succession planning process.