Landowner Alert System 1-19-21

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of Texas recently announced the deadline for submitting applications for the 2021 funding cycle for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Applications are due March 1, 2021. The entire state … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 12-8-20

Conservation Development: As everyone who works and lives in Hays County knows, we are experiencing rapid growth. The population in 2025 is expected to be 229,100 and increase to 633,000 in 2045. How do we plan for this rapid growth … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 11-17-20

Water Rights: As the Texas Hill Country and surrounding communities grow, municipalities face complicated issues, including wastewater discharge. Sewage with its nutrient pollutants can cause algae growth, which arguably reduces property and recreational values. While the Texas Commission on Environmental … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 9-22-20

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Land Development: Landowners who are interested in subdividing their land while still retaining the rural character of their property may have the option of maintaining an agricultural valuation on the property on the new lots  through the creation of a … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 8-25-20

Estate Planning: Planning for your potential disability or incapacity is not what you necessarily think of as “estate planning.”  But, designating a trusted family member or friend to manage your assets and aid in your healthcare decisions is a critical … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 8-11-20

Conservation: Supported by a bipartisan effort in Congress, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act on August 4, 2020. The Great American Outdoors Act accomplished two major conservation goals: (1) it permanently and fully funded the Land … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 6-30-20

Conservation Easements: “The true value of wide open space is more apparent than ever before.  A conservation easement is the only legal tool capable of conserving family lands forever.  As cities grow, surrounding rural areas face increased development pressures resulting … Continue reading

“Saving Family Lands” Landowner Workshop 2/15/19

Join us February 15th for “Saving Family Lands” landowner workshop at Anhalt Dance Hall in Spring Branch. Presented in part by Braun & Gresham attorney Margaret Menicucci and Plateau Wildlife biologist Shane Kiefer. Topics include: landowner financial tools and programs, … Continue reading

More Travis County Land Conserved

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Braun & Gresham attorneys David Braun and Margaret Menicucci have been honored to work with several amazing families in conserving their Travis County properties this year. As previously addressed in this blog, Margaret Menicucci helped her clients navigate the complex … Continue reading

Los Madrones Ranch Conservation

On February 28, 2018, the owners of Los Madrones Ranch in western Travis County closed on the sale of a conservation easement that preserves 396 acres of open space, creeks, and sensitive bird habitat. The landowners, Mike Murphy and Julie … Continue reading

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