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NG meeting covers preserving family lands
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NEW GLARUS - The Town of New Glarus Parks Commission is sponsoring a two-part public meeting entitled "Preserving Your Family Lands" to discuss conservation easements and land trusts. The topics to be covered include what are conservation easements and land trusts, how does a land owner decide which is best for them, the benefits to the long term preservation of land for future generations to continue farming operations and protect the natural beauty and heritage of our beautiful Green County landscape.Speakers Pam Foster Felt, outreach director of the Gathering Waters Conservancy, and Doug Cieslak, executive director of the Driftless Area Land Conservancy, will review the "why, what and how" of conservation easements and land trusts during part one, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the New Glarus town hall, 1101 Wisconsin 69, New Glarus.Speakers Johanna Allex, attorney with the Law Offices of Christenson and Allex, and Tenny Albert, an independent appraiser, will explain the appraisal process to determine the value of easements as well as discuss estate planning, tax and financial considerations during the second meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., on Oct. 16.For more information, call 527-2390.

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