Land Legacy Circle
Our commitment is forever
By naming the Feather River Land Trust as a beneficiary of your will, trust, retirement account, or other plans, you will be making a visionary gift that will ensure the lands and waters of the Feather River region are conserved in perpetuity. Your generosity today helps safeguard a healthy future for generations to come—both human and wild.
I want the Land Trust to continue long after my life so my grandkids can bring their grandkids here to enjoy the beauty and magic of this place and know their grandparents made a difference in this lifetime.
—Clare Churchill, Land Legacy Circle member
The Feather River Land Trust is protecting the places I love. We have to protect the land and preserve clean water. Why wouldn’t someone want to give his or her resources to make that possible?
—Jim Jenner, Land Legacy Circle donor
Knowing that my financial contributions to FRLT will help to conserve and maintain open land in the Feather River region and protect this land from ever being developed provides me with visual confirmation that my very existence will have made a positive impact on our planet. This reassurance nurtures my soul.
—Mary Miles, Land Legacy Circle member
Planned Giving: Ways to Give
By planning a legacy gift, you’re ensuring the Land Trust will be strong well into the future, and you may also be able to reduce your income taxes, capital gains taxes, and estate taxes, depending on your situation.
Will or trust
Most Land Legacy Circle members leave a legacy gift by simply indicating FRLT in their will or living trust. You can consult with your attorney about adding an amendment to your current documents to leave FRLT a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, a specific asset or property, or the remainder of your estate after gifts to your family or other beneficiaries have been made.
Sample language: If you wish to include FRLT in your estate plan, here is suggested language you can review with your attorney: “I give and bequeath to the Feather River Land Trust (Tax ID #: 68-0449687) the sum of___________ (indicate dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or description of specific asset or property) for its general purposes.”
IRA, other retirement plan or life insurance policy
This is a simple and meaningful way to join our Legacy Circle without changing your will or trust. You simply need to designate Feather River Land Trust as a beneficiary on all or part of your account or policy by completing a beneficiary designation form with the institution that administers your plan or policy. If you’re 70 1/2 or older, you can also join fellow supporters who make tax- free gifts from their IRAs, as qualified charitable distributions (QCD). You may even be able to save money while helping advance FRLT’s mission by donating all or a portion of your required minimum distribution, tax-free.
Stocks, bonds, bank accounts, and donor advised funds
You can easily ensure our work continues in the future by requesting a beneficiary designation form from the institution holding your assets and indicating Feather River Land Trust as a beneficiary on all or part of your asset.
Learn more about making gifts of stock and other ways to give during your lifetime.
Give during your lifetime
You can also donate stock, bonds, or other assets during your lifetime, or make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA for potential tax benefits.
Let us know your plans
If you've already included the Feather River Land Trust in your estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and welcome you into our Land Legacy Circle. We'll acknowledge your generosity according to your wishes, anonymously if you prefer. As a member, you’ll receive special updates from our team and invitations to events.
Contact us to learn more
If you’re considering a legacy gift, please contact us to learn more. We’re happy to confidentially discuss options with you and answer your questions. For more information, please contact:
Legacy Giving Coordinator, Karen Kleven, at email@example.com or call 530-283-5758.
What your generosity makes possible
From protecting headwaters and biodiversity to enhancing access to nature, learn what our supporters made possible.
2020 was an exceptional year for land conservation in the Feather River Country. See what our supporters made possible
Olsen Barn Meadow, conserved in 2015, is 107 acres of meadow and wetlands with a 130+ year old historic barn next to Lake Almanor near Chester, CA.
FRLT played a key role in helping to expand two California State Wildlife Areas in Sierra Valley.
Sierra Valley Preserve is an ecologically rich 2,586-acre preserve protected for its unique wetland habitats and Feather River headwaters. On the Pacific Flyway, the Preserve offers spectacular birding.
The historic 903-acre Heart K Ranch boasts scenic mountain beauty, diverse woodland types, montane meadow habitats, and historic and cultural resources.
Mountain Meadows is a hidden gem of scenic beauty, fresh water, and habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. This special Maidu homeland and beloved place for quiet recreation was protected in 2018.
The 65-acre Sierra Valley Farms has been owned by the Romano family for three generations. The property is surrounded by FRLT’s Sierra Valley preserve and includes a certified organic farm and rich wetlands.
Come visit FRLT at the Sierra Valley Preserve along the Art & Ag Trail! We'll be joined by artist Kim Scott, Plumas Audubon Society, and wildlife photographer Liz Ramsey.