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Act 85 of 2012 (PA tax code amendment)

2012
Organizations/Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Act 85 of 2012, signed by Governor Corbett on 7/2/2012, amends the Tax Reform Code of 1971. Among its many provisions is an expansion of inheritance tax exemptions associated with farming and agricultural preservation. Can be found as House Bill 761 (session of 2011) in the records of the PA General Assembly. 139 pp.
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Grassland Reserve Program

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Inheritance and Estate Tax Act (PA)

Organizations/Sources: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Daniel B. Evans describes the recent history of the Pennsylvania Inheritance and Estate Tax Act as "rather confusing". The text of the act and his notes can be found at the evans-legal.com website.
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Landowner's Guide to Conservation Buffer Incentive Programs in PA

Organizations/Sources: American Farmland Trust
This guide is a compilation of the major federal, state and private voluntary conservation programs that provide financial incentives to private landowners for the installation of conservation buffers in Pennsylvania.
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Natural Lands Trust’s Center for Conservation Landowners

Has a downloadable publication: Stewardship Handbook for Natural Lands in Southeastern Pennsylvania and case studies and resources as well as a description of planning and stewardship services offered by the Center.
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Reconsidering Preferential Assessment of Rural Land

2012
Organizations/Sources: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Preferential assessment of rural land has modestly slowed the rate of rural land development. It also imposes social costs. Reform of preferential assessment programs could both improve their efficacy and reduce negative impacts.
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Reducing Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

2012
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
(print edition of the ConservationTools.org guide) In Pennsylvania, death triggers a state inheritance tax on the distribution of the deceased person’s assets (called the “estate”) to the beneficiaries of the estate. Conservation restrictions on land included in the estate can reduce the inheritance tax owed. 4 pages.
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The Federal Estate and Gift Tax -- 2011, 2012 and Beyond

2012
Acquaints the reader with the basics of the federal estate tax and, to a lesser extent, the gift tax. 33 pages.
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TreeVitalize: A Partnership to restore tree cover in Pennsylvania

2009
This presentation focuses on DCNR's TreeVitalize program and specifically how tree planting in urban areas impact water quality
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Weed Control Methods Handbook: Tools and Techniques for Use in Natural Areas

2001
Organizations/Sources: The Nature Conservancy
This handbook provides you with detailed information about the tools and techniques available for controlling invasive plants, or weeds, in natural areas. Whenever possible, language familiar to natural area managers is used, and unfamiliar terms and jargon borrowed from other fields are defined.
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