Early in the life of SALTS, we saw that there was very little information available on how to preserve ranch landscapes and livelihoods, and what did exist was aimed more at lawyers and accountants -- not ranchers. Tools and strategies are of little use if nobody knows about them.
SALTS has created a number of readable, informative publications aimed at the rancher.
Preserving Working Ranches in the Canadian West (Booklet)
To inquire about a copy of any of these publications, contact us.
This 60 page guidebook collects a series of tools that can help ranchers stem the fragmentation of ranchlands and rural communities, diversify ranching operations and maintain long-term family ownership of agricultural lands. This guidebook includes chapters on conservation easements, succession planning, selling an interest in land and case studies of successful community efforts to conserve rangelands.
What is a conservation easement short and sweet. A quick overview of this versatile and powerful tool that may or may not be for you.
Perhaps the most common -- and complicated -- question about conservation easements is "How do I determine the effects of conservation easement on my taxes." This short brochure lays out the steps in the calculation and uses an example to illustrate
As a rancher, what are the things you should think about before considering a conservation easement? What are the steps involved? What does the legal agreement include? What happens afterward? What are the income tax implications? All these questions are addressed in this 20 page booklet that reads like its 5!
(Note: contains all the information of the previous two brochures and more)
Find out more about SALTS' Passing It On program and the workbook in the Succession and Estate Planning section of this web site.
For a list of other organization's publications that may be of interest to you, see our Resources section of this web site.