Texas-Style Conservation: Wildlife & Property Taxes
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)
In a state dominated by private land and highly protective of property rights, conservation incentives must be targeted at private landowners. The land management decisions of Texas landowners ( less than 1% of Texas’ population, According to Texas Land Trends (txlandtrends.org) collectively impact every one of us. The most significant conservation investment Texas makes is in incentivizing protection of our open-space lands through our property tax laws. This talk will cover the value of open-space appraisals, with an emphasis on wildlife management, from both a tax policy and a conservation perspective.
Speaker: Shane Kiefer, Chief Operating Officer, Plateau Land & Wildlife Management
Shane Kiefer is the Chief Operating Officer of Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, a company that specializes in helping rural landowners protect and enhance their property.
Shane joined Plateau over seventeen years ago and has seen the company grow from fledgling stages to over 5,500 landowners and 1.25 million acres served. A veteran Registered Property Tax Consultant, Shane has dedicated his career to guiding Texas landowners on implementing wildlife conservation practices and improving native habitat in exchange for property tax savings.
Born and raised in Temple, Texas, Shane is a proud native Texan with deep roots in the Blackland Prairie of East Bell County. Shane holds a Bachelor of Science in Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management from Texas Tech University, and Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State University. Throughout his career, he has studied or worked in every ecoregion in Texas. He now resides in Buda with his wife and three children.
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11:30 am to 1:00 pm