Forestland Ownership Succession Planning

  • The Viability Program provides in-depth ownership succession planning for families who own forestland in Vermont in order to forestall the well-documented forest fragmentation that results from forestland passing hands from one generation to the next without a vision or plan for what should become of the land. This work allows families to engage highly specialized and skilled advisers who can play a neutral role as guide and facilitator during family discussions and while pursuing the services of foresters, accountants, financial advisers, and attorneys in the course of developing and formalizing a succession plan.