Tax credit for donating land for parks

Michigan’s State Capitol Building in LansingThis looks like a fine proposal from Senator Tony Stamas. His Senate Bill 1069 would give tax credit to those who donate their land (or an interest in it) to the DNR. The land must be used for the preservation of open space, natural resources, outdoor recreation, farmland preservation, and more. The DNR would manage this donation process, developing donation criteria, and approving them.

It seems like another means for encouraging land preservation and increasing outdoor recreation with the state. Whether it truly gets used, and whether this bill even makes it out of the Michigan legislature remains to be seen.

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