Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s 3rd Annual “SC Rural Landowner Symposium” at Voorhees College June 21-22

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If you need help with heirs’ property and/or if you want to learn more about managing your land for timber to provide increased income for your family, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation is inviting you to attend its 3rd Annual 2-day “SC Rural Landowner Symposium” to be held on the campus of Voorhees College – Thursday, June 21- Friday, June 22. Attendees will be housed on the campus and all meals will be provided.

Enjoy guest speakers, expert panelists from the US Dept. of Agriculture and USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service and professional foresters with break-out sessions on heirs’ property issues/resolution, estate planning and forestland management.

To register, contact Kendra Yates at the Center at (843) 745-7055. Registration fee is $25. The first 50 attendees register for FREE!

The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation has been protecting heirs’ property through legal education and direct legal services since 2005. In 2013, the Center began promoting the sustainable use of land through forestry education and services to provide increased economic benefit to low-wealth family land owners. The Center now serves 15 counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Horry, Georgetown, Jasper, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg.

To date, the Center has provided 1,853 persons with free, one-hour “Advice and Counsel” (A&C) with 417 clients receiving direct legal services to clear title. A total of 669 simple wills have been drafted at free, community Wills Clinics; more than 336 families (who collectively own 15,977 forested acres) have benefited from various levels of education and expert resources to develop and implement sustainable forestry management plans, and 194 titles have been cleared on family land with a total tax-assessed value of $11.6 million. For more on the Center, go to www.heirsproperty.org and view an exclusive video at http://mrbf.org/storybank/value-land.

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