The Ebb and The Flow

Category: Conservation Policy

What’s at stake?

Take a moment, close your eyes, and envision a farm. What do you see? We each have our own vision of a farm, and for many of us, we have […]

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Take Action: Great American Outdoors Act

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program, has been permanently reauthorized. But the job is not finished. We must ensure that this wildly successful […]

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Benefit by Becoming a Certified South Carolina Tree Farm

The South Carolina Tree Farm Program supports sustainable management of family owned forest lands for wood, water, wildlife, and recreation. If your woods are part of your family legacy, you’ve […]

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Op-ed: “South Carolinians can help save the conservation bank”

Post & Courier Op-ed: “South Carolinians can help save the conservation bank” February 25, 2017   On February 25th, The Post and Courier published an op-ed by Land Trust President & CEO Ashley Demosthenes […]

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Banking on conservation

Banking on conservation   The South Carolina Conservation Bank is a source of critical funding for land conservation in our state.   And it is funding that is very much […]

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Congress votes to make tax incentives permanent

On December 18, 2015, the Senate voted 65-33 to pass the bill that will make the tax incentive for conservation easement donations permanent. This follows a 318-109 vote in the House. This legislation […]

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The Enhanced Easement Incentive

The Senate approved the 2014 extension of enhanced tax benefits for conservation easements, IRA rollovers and other tax extenders. Here is an informative article from the Land Trust Alliance  A […]

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Making Easement Incentives Permanent

  In the Lowcountry, our connection to land defines who we are-it’s our heritage, our culture, our economy, our character and our soul. As a community, we must be intentional in protecting our […]

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ENHANCED TAX BENEFITS FOR EASEMENTS RENEWED

Enhanced tax benefits for donating a conservation easement were renewed during the January 2013 “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but are currently set to expire on December 31, 2013.  These benefits have […]

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