Land Donation

Land donation may be the best conservation strategy for you, if you:

  • Do not wish to pass the land on to heirs.
  • Own property you no longer use.
  • Own highly appreciated property, have substantial real estate holdings, and wish to reduce estate tax burdens.
  • Would like to be relieved of the responsibility of managing and caring for land.

A land donation can offer:

  • A substantial income tax deduction.
  • Structure that allows you to live on the land or to receive a life income.

For more information, contact Jim Johannsen at landprotection@nulljdcf.org.

Upcoming Events

Birding at Valley of Eden

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We are all in this together! For a virtual, family-friendly activity, join JDCF Education & Outreach Manager, Jess Carryer, for the next in our series of nature-related, educational Facebook Live events sponsored by Fig Leaf in Dubuque, IA. We will be practicing social distancing while touring the 400-acre Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary.  A special […] Read More

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Valley of Eden Film Release ~ A Virtual Tour with Expert Guides

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Friends of Valley of Eden will be releasing a short film to replace their annual Birding 101 event that has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  Two expert birders will discuss key features of the bird sanctuary including the rare grassland habitat that is home to endangered and threatened bird species.   Details to come.   […] Read More

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Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Walking Tour

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we have brought back our popular walking tours with JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound […] Read More

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iNaturalist Workshop

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

JDCF  is holding a workshop on how to use the popular nature app, iNaturalist. Jess Hepker, JDCF’s Outreach and Education Manager, will walk through the basics of iNat and show everyone how to make observations with it. By using the iNat app, you can create research quality data for scientists around the world to use. […] Read More

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