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February 22, 2014

Protecting family forest lands workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Families interested in making sure their forest lands stay in the family for generations to come are invited to attend a special workshop on March 1.

The program is called “Ties to the Land — Family Forest Ownership Succession Workshop.”

It will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450 Cass Road, in the Traverse City area.

The workshop focuses on both personal and legal issues that come into play when protecting forest lands. Six different experts will be on hand to work with families.

“It’s a real intimate experience — you will be working at table with your family … and six resource professionals,” ssaid Kama Ross, district forester for the Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Benzie conservation districts.

The event is open to all northern Michigan families. The registration fee is $65 for the first family member and $15 for each additional member. Registration includes the cost of a 76-page book, a CD-ROM, extra handouts, a light breakfast and lunch.

Participants are asked to register by Feb. 26. For more information contact Georgia Peterson at 517-335-7383 or

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