A diverse group of tax, law and land professionals were in attendance at the 2011 Wyoming Conservation Easement Conference June 2 in Laramie. The conference was hosted by the University of Wyoming College of Law Rural Law Center, in partnership with the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust and the Jackson Hole Land Trust.
A total of 139 people attended, with 12 additional participants accessing through a live webcast. The full-day conference included 11 conservation easement experts and a panel of land trust representatives.

Topics included income tax benefits and requirements, attitudes in Wyoming toward conservation easements, mineral rights and conservation easements, bargain sale conservation easements, easement basics and legal ethics and conservation easements.

“This conference provided critical conservation easement information to financial, legal and real estate professionals that consult with landowners in regard to their land use objectives,” said Wyoming Stock Growers Ag Land Trust Field Representative Jarren Kuipers.

Continuing education credits were available through the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Wyoming Bar Association and the Wyoming Real Estate Commission.

The event was sponsored by Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment & Natural Resources, Heart of the Rockies Initiative, Davis & Cannon LLP, McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP, Rocky Mountain Appraisals, and Western United Realty LLC.