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Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program

1998 Landuse Workshop


A Workshop on Land Conservation Opportunities for Dartmouth & New Bedford Landowners

Wednesday, January 28, 1998, 7-9 pm Dartmouth Town Hall, Selectmen's Meeting Room - 3rd floor 400 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, MA

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) and the Buzzards Bay NEP National Estuary Program are cohosting a meeting for landowners in Dartmouth and New Bedford on the range of land conservation options available to owners of forest, farmland, and wetland acreage and the often significant property, income, and estate tax benefits that accompany such options. All are welcome to attend.


7:00 - Welcome & Land Conservation in the Slocum/Paskamanett River watershed

Mark Rasmussen, Buzzards Bay NEP

7:10 - Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT)

David Wilson, President & Leslie Badham, Executive Director

How dozens of landowners have worked with the DNRT to protect nearly 1,700 acres

of scenic open space, natural areas, and farmland in Dartmouth

7:20 - Tax-Saving Strategies and Conservation Restrictions

Attorney Stephen J. Small, Law Office of Stephen J. Small Esq., Boston, MA

author of Preserving Family Lands & Preserving Family Lands: Book II - More Planning Strategies for the Future focusing on estate tax planning and options for landowners who

want to protect their land and keep it intact for the next generation of owners.

8:00 - Real-Life Example: "Riverview" - How conservation options have worked

to preserve land & solve tax planning problems for landowners

Steve Sloan, Land Conservation Specialist, Trustees of Reservations

8:30 - Questions and Answers - Ask the experts

How can land conservation help you save land and money in Dartmouth or New Bedford?

All attending will receive a free copy of Attorney Small's book, Preserving Family Lands: Book II, as well as other information regarding tax benefits and land conservation options available to landowners