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  • Amy Privette

Community Resource: Wildlife & Outdoor Recreation Foundation's Land Trust Initiative

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Create a legacy that gives future generations the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors!

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with its 501(C)3 affiliate, the Wildlife & Outdoor Recreation Foundation, offers an estate planning program that supports the conservation of North Carolina’s wild places and the development of outdoor recreational opportunities. By taking part in this initiative, your donation of land would help to conserve wildlife resources and protect natural habitats for our local flora and fauna. You truly would be leaving a legacy that would positively impact generations to come.

The Land Trust Initiative allows you to work directly with Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Foundation staff to select the usage and management of the land you are gifting, including naming rights and recognition. When you support the Foundation with a contribution of land, your benefits include:

  • The ability to choose how your gift is used.

  • The opportunity to see the results of your generosity.

  • The qualification for an income tax deduction for the full value of your gift when you itemize.

  • The knowledge that you are helping to preserve green spaces, water resources, and natural habitats.

Even if you do not have a parcel of land you wish to leave to the Land Trust, you can still make a financial contribution to the Foundation. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to include a charitable bequest in your will or living trust. A bequest allows you to leave a legacy of support for this cause without affecting your cash flow now. You can either give a percentage of your estate so that your gift will remain proportionate to the size of your estate, or you can give a pre-determined amount of cash, securities, or other financial assets. A bequest in your will or living trust is easy, modifiable (you can always change the gifting terms), and flexible (you can specify an amount or a percentage).

To get started creating your legacy through the gift of land, visit the Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Foundation or call (919) 614-5126.

If you are interested in including a bequest in your Will or Trust for this initiative, please contact us for assistance. We would love to help you leave such an impactful legacy!

Phone: (919) 678-5761 Email:

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