Workshop on managing forestland set Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

by | July 28, 2016 5:00 am

Last Updated: July 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Those who want to learn how to better manage forested acres for more income can receive help from the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation.
The Center will offer an educational workshop on sustainable forestry land management on Saturday July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Colleton County Clemson Extension Office (611 Black Street, Suite 222). This event is sponsored by Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, USDA-NRCS, S.C. Forestry Commission and Weyerhaeuser.
The seminar will discuss how to manage forested land for greater financial gain and how the Center and its partners can help with sustainable forestry practices and markets for forest products. The Center offers legal and forestry education and direct services to protect heirs’ property and to promote its sustainable use to benefit family landowners.
Heirs’ property is typically rural land owned by African-American families that was purchased after emancipation. Much of this land has been passed down through the generations without a will, so it is owned “in common” by multiple heirs. Land owned in this way is easily lost through forced sale in the courts. The Center can help gain clear title to family land to help prevent its loss.
To reserve a spot, contact Rachel Carey at (843) 745-7055 or rcarey@heirsproperty.org. More information can be provided by the Center at 843-745-7055 or heirsproperty.org

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