Mule Deer Foundation Supports Conservation Tax Incentives for Landowners

Mule Deer Foundation | December 10, 2013

Logo courtesy Mule Deer Foundation

Logo courtesy Mule Deer Foundation

The Mule Deer Foundation joined 29 sportsmen-conservation organizations to urge Congress to support tax incentives for private landowners who donate conservation easements on their property. The groups sent a letter to members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus urging them to cosponsor bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would make these conservation tax incentives permanent.

“Giving private landowners a tax incentive for placing their property under a conservation easement is a win-win for landowners and wildlife, and it is essential that Congress act to make these deductions permanent,” commented Mule Deer Foundation President, Miles Moretti. “Conservation easements help keep working lands in the hands of farmers, ranchers, and private forest owners. It also provides key habitat benefits for wildlife, including mule deer.”

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