In the Lowcountry, our connection to land defines who we are-it’s our heritage, our culture, our economy, our character and our soul. As a community, we must be intentional in protecting our land and planning for growth. Sunday’s Post and Courier covered the recent vote in the US House to make the enhanced charitable tax incentives for conservation easements permanent. Originally co-sponsored by Congressman Mark Sanford, this bill provides long-term tax benefits for land owners who put their properties under conservation easement and is particularly advantageous for working farmers. Read the full article here.