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Learn about new land conservation tools for professionals helping landowners on October 19


Their Land, Their Legacy Workshop

  • Friday, October 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

A Workshop on Legacy Planning to Keep Forests as Forests

Few challenges faced by landowners are more important than the issue of passing their land and its responsibilities on to the next generation. Many landowners want to conserve their woods but don’t know about conservation options and how to involve family members in the future ownership and operation of their lands. On Friday, October 19, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will be hosting Their Land, Their Legacy: A Workshop on Legacy Planning to Keep Forests as Forests at the NYS Fairgrounds, Art and Home Center, Somerset Room. Dr. Shorna Allred, Associate Professor, at Cornell University, will help participants by connecting them with Legacy Outreach Resources to help landowners consider the future of their forests. 

There are a number of ways that you can help landowners. As foresters, loggers, and professionals, you may talk to your clients about the importance of planning for the future of their land to ensure that their stewardship activities reach their full potential. As a conservation organization, you may be interested in hosting an outreach event that encourages landowners to learn about their conservation-based estate planning options. Whatever your role, you have an opportunity to inform these decisions. In this workshop, participants will learn about landowner decision options relating to the future of their land and to better inform them with effective and award-winning outreach resources. In addition, participants can develop and deliver their own effective conservation-based estate planning programs, applicable to the northeast region, using our publications: Your Land, Your Legacy and Their Land, Their Legacy.  

The workshop will run 9am-3:30pm and the cost is $10/person with lunch included. Registration deadline is October 16. Register on-line at

This research was funded by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

This workshop has been approved for 4.5 category I SAF credits.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

If you have questions, please contact Kristina Ferrare, Program Educator at or (315) 424-9485 ext.231


$10 per person cash or check at the workshop

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Kristina Ferrare
Forestry Program Specialist
315-424-9485 x231


NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, New York 13209

Last updated January 17, 2019