African Americans have faced challenges linked to smaller land holdings as land is passed between generations. Understanding heirs’ property or “tangled title” is critical to working with underserved communities. These forests may also risk becoming an estate tax liability, rather than an asset.
Consider providing financial support to the SFLR network and be part of a new, positive story about African American family forest owners. Together, we can collaborate with African American families to write the next chapter for these landowners as they build their family legacies. Your contribution will help support legal assistance, sustainable forestry guidance, network communications, and ultimately justice for Black landowners in the U.S. South.