Valuation of Conservation Easements Seminar Coming to Sacramento in February
The California Chapter will offer the Valuation of Conservation Easements and Other Partial Interests in Real Estate February 4 - 6, 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Sacramento. This hands-on, how-to 3-day seminar addresses the generally accepted principles and procedures to value partial interests (not fractional ownership interests, but something less than the fee bundle of rights). The seminar provides an overview of the differences between conservation easements prepared under USPAP, UASFLA/Yellow Book and IRS requirements – and their application to partial estate valuations. Other partial interest examples and case studies encompass highway right-of-ways, power lines, pipelines and navigation easements that demonstrate how to solve complex valuation problems and report their results. The course will be taught by appraisal industry veterans Paul Bierschwale, ARA from Junction, TX and John Widdoss, ARA from Spearfish, SD. Course hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Go to the Meetings/Classes page for additional details and registration information.
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California Water & Irrigation District Maps
The Water & Irrigation District Maps published in partnership between the California Chapter, ASFMRA and the Ag Lenders Society of California are on sale now! The North and South Maps provide coverage of major agricultural regions from Shasta to Tehachapi in full color and denote water, irrigation and reclamation districts in addition to the underlying roads, sections, townships and ranges. Printed maps are just $10.00 each plus sales tax and shipping. Click on the link at the right to purchase maps on-line or use the order form available here:Water District Map Order Form.0314.pdf

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