GALT 2019 Continuing Education Seminars and Events

2020 Continuing Education Classes

Classes are going virtual!

Please join us for two online courses designed to give professional continuing education credit for those who make conservation easements possible.  Landowners and others interested in conservation easements are also invited to attend.

GALT will offer two webinars in 2020. See details below.

Friday August 28

Topics (Alabama Focus)

 

 

 

A lot has Changed: Update on Case Law, Court & IRS Position Regarding Conservation Easements, Ronald Levitt, Attorney Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, P.C. and Greg Rhodes, Attorney Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
Complying with IRS Rules on “Qualified Appraisals” and “Qualified Appraisers”, Philip Paulk, MAI, The Paulk Group and Luke Von Esh, Certified General Real Property Appraiser, Lucus Mason, Inc.
“Strict Compliance”: New Form 8283 Requirements and Updates on Accounting Issues with Conservation Easements, Randy Bowen, CPA, Bowen and Associates
Recent Developments in Conservation Easement Due Diligence and Drafting, Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.
Updates on Ethics Issues with Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, Alex Robertson, Staff Attorney, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.
(Ethics CLE credit)

Date

Topic (Georgia Focus)

September 15-16
Opening Remarks: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr., Continuing Education Instructor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, and Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.,
Conservation Easements as an Element of Forest Land Use Controls, Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr.
Recent Developments in Conservation Easement Due Diligence and Drafting, Katherine Eddins, Executive Director, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc.
Market Status and Outlook, Dr. Yanshu Li, Assitant Professor of Forest Economics and Taxation, University of Georgia.
Forest Baseline Information: Documentation and Annual Monitoring, Jose Torres, Conservation Planner, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.,
The Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program, Frank Smith, Deputy Executive Director, Georgia State Properties Commission.
Appraisal of Conservation Easements and Understanding Requirements of “Qualified Appraisals” and “Qualified Appraisers”, George S. Petkovich, MAI, Pritchett, Ball & Wise, Inc.
Update on the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Program, Taylor Brown, Grants Unit Supervisor, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Updates on Ethics Issues with Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, Alex Robertson, Staff Attorney, Georgia‐Alabama Land Trust, Inc.  (Ethics and Professionalism CLE credit)
Forest Management Plans and Conservation Easements, Chad Hancock, F&W Forestry, Dr. Harry Haney, Jr., and Katherine Eddins
Accounting & Income Tax Issues Presented by Conservation Easements, Stephanie Surles, CPA, partner, Howard, Moore & McDuffie, P.C.
Update on Case Law & IRS Positions Regarding Conservation Easements, Ronald Levitt, Attorney Shareholder, Sirote & Permutt, P.C
Economic Impact of Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, J. Scott Pippin, J.D. and Shana Jones, J.D., Institute of Government, University of Georgia.

September 17-18, 2019 Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisers

Conservation Easements for Forest Landowners and their Advisors

Merry Acres Inn & Event Center
Albany, GA

Co-sponsored by GALT and UGA’s Warnell School of Continuing Education, this 1 ½ day course features sustainable protection agreements for “working forest” land and conservation easement updates. Continuing Education credits, including Ethics.

Register online at http://conted.warnell.uga.edu/courses/consease2019

For more information, contact Ingvar Elle at 706-583-0566 or e-mail him at ingvar@uga.edu.

September 26, 2019 **** SOLD OUT ***

Conservation Easements: Legal, Appraisal, Accounting, and Ethical Issues

 

Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

 

Birmingham, AL

 

THIS CLASS IS FULL – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE CLASSES

11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., including lunch, and followed by reception.

 

This course addresses legal, appraisal, accounting, and ethical issues that can arise with the creation and management of conservation easements.
Recent case law will be discussed. Continuing Education credits, including Ethics. Continuing Education credits, including Ethics. Sponsorship provided by GALT and the Alabama Chapter of the American Institute of Appraisers.

 

 Register online at: http://www.myappraisalinstitute.org/education/more_info.aspx?id=49039

 

For more information, contact Pam Paulk at 205-835-0808, or email her at pampaulk@aiaalabama.com.

And Much More…

We are committed to developing events and programs that will engage and inform the public. These events range from informative programs to simple walks in the woods. We believe in creating a wide variety of experiences that can further connect people to their natural surroundings.  Call us if you would like to schedule an event with us.

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The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust – Conservation as Legacy

The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is a nonprofit conservation organization that actively works to protect and steward land. We are the largest land trust that services the Southeastern region of the United States. Since 1994, our mission has been protecting land for present and future generations.

Land trusts and conservation easements often help families keep their family farms. Most land trusts are community-, state- or region-based and deeply connected to local needs. They are well-equipped to identify land that offers critical natural habitat as well as recreational, agricultural and other ecological value.

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Longleaf Pine

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Conservation As Legacy

As of December, 2018, we protect over 380,000 acres
of natural resources including working farms, forests and wetlands.

Protected Areas in Georgia & Alabama

Georgia-Alabama Land Trust Map of conservation areas

20% Freshwater & Coastal – 30% Forests & Tree Farms – 50% Farms & Plantations

An Accredited Conservation Organization

The Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Inc. is an accredited member of the Land Trust Alliance, a national land trust organization with a mission to “save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America.” Since 1982, The Land Trust Alliance has actively promoted voluntary private land preservation to benefit communities and natural systems. The LTA is the national standard bearer and an advocate for more than 1,000 land trusts across America. Read more about the Land Trust Alliance