West Virginia University is co-hosting a one-day workshop on forest taxation and estate planning this month with the state Division of Forestry’s Forest Stewardship Program.


The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the USDA -ARS Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center at Beaver, W.Va., near Beckley .


Information and particulars about income taxes as related timber harvesting and forestland estate transfers will be presented.


Other topics include record-keeping for operating and management expenses, land basis, passive losses, capital gains from timber sales, cost-share expenses, inheritance taxes and conservation easements.


The $50 registration fee includes materials, lunch and refreshments. Participating foresters may also receive continuing education credits.


Deadline to register is May 19.


For more information, contact Robin Maille at the WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center, at robin.maille@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2401, ext. 2401.