In the previous four issues of Forest Leaves, we’ve run a series of articles about legacy planning and the tools and resources available to help forest landowners begin to make concrete their hopes for the future of their forestland. We’d like to know what, if anything, you’ve done in response to this series of articles. If you would take 5 minutes of your time to answer the following short questions, we would be most appreciative

* 1. Have you identified an expected heir for your forestland?

* 2. Have you engaged in conversation with your heirs about the future of your forest?

* 3. If you don’t have heirs, have you identified what you want to happen to the land after your tenure?

* 4. Have you met with a planning professional?

* 5. Have you written an estate plan, sold or gifted a conservation easement, or established a business entity that will survive your passing?

* 6. Have you searched the Internet or sought out other resources related to developing your forest legacy plan?

* 7. What tools and resources do you need to help you plan your legacy?

* 8. If you had an opportunity to ask a question of an expert in this field, what would that be?

* 9. Would you be willing to share your legacy planning story with others to help them move forward with their planning?

* 10. If yes, would you please provide a way for us to get in touch with you?

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