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Current Use: Land Preservation Helps Landowners, But May Also Strain Local Property Taxes

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The long-standing current use program gives favorable tax treatment to landowners who preserve open space, typically farmland or forest. But current use has always had detractors, who say it sets up an unfair tax system, and reduces revenue available to towns. 


  • Rusty Keith - Selectman from Lyme, who spoke about the impact of current use on local taxes with New Hampshire Business Review.
  • Charles Niebling - Principal and partner for Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in forests and natural resources. 

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