Donating your land to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust will ensure it will be protected forever. And, under the terms of a Life Interest Agreement, you could continue living on the property for your lifetime, or a specified time. The Land Trust would be pleased to provide appropriate recognition of your gift through naming, signage or other means according to your wishes. Donations of ecologically significant land (see Ecological Gifts Program) are exempt from capital gains taxes. Otherwise, 50 per cent of the gain in the value of the land is taxed as income.
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We know you share our love for this special place and we recognize that donations of land are an extremely generous gift. But when donating property, it is important to remember that owning property costs money. The Land Trust must ensure it has the resources to properly maintain and steward all the flora and fauna – the things that make our natural spaces special.
This may seem like a lot to ask, but the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust encourages our land donors – if able – to consider providing a donation of cash or securities to the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. Your gift will allow us to undertake the ongoing management and monitoring needed for good stewardship of the lands we acquire, and support ongoing education and outreach about Haliburton’s special natural places. If you would like to direct a cash or securities donation toward a specific goal or activity, the Land Trust is willing to discuss your interests and endeavour to coordinate our activities with your wishes.