Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions: Practical Applications

Event Date
November 8–9, 2023
Appraisal Institute and Land Trust Alliance
Courtyard by Marriott Boston, Woburn, Mass.
Vincent M. Dowling, MAI, SRA
About This Event

Accurate and timely appraisals by qualified professionals are a key component of virtually all land conservation transactions. Across the country, the rate of conservation is limited by an acute shortage of qualified appraisers to conduct them. The problem will only get worse with imminent retirements and there aren’t enough new appraisers becoming licensed to replace them. As a result, conservation projects are being delayed or set aside with some landowners unwilling to wait for land trusts to complete their valuations.

The Alliance is proud to partner with the Appraisal Institute to deliver this subsidized trainings to licensed appraisers about conservation easement valuation. The Land Trust Alliance is proud to partner with the Appraisal Institute to provide a $300 stipend for Appraisers who are interested in conducting appraisals for land conservation projects. This $300 stipend will be applied as a discount on their registration fee. If you are interested, please email Jen Plowden BEFORE REGISTERING with a brief description of your interest in using the skills acquired during this training to further the work of land conservation. She will provide you with a discount code to use at the time of registration. We will be unable to provide a discount after you have registered, so please be sure to email first if you’re interested in this stipend.

If you know appraisers in your community who might be interested in attending either course, please share this event and upcoming trainings with them.

The update to the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions was released by the Interagency Land Acquisition Conference in December 2016. This is the first update to the standards since 2000. The two-day Appraisal Institute course not only provides a comprehensive review of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, 6th edition, it also includes critical instruction to those involved in federal land acquisition valuation assignments. The course walks you through case studies that demonstrate practical procedures and solutions. Whether you are an experienced appraiser who writes or reviews federal land acquisition appraisals or you are an appraiser interested in expanding your client base to include federal and state agencies and organizations, this course will show you how to apply the 6th edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions in practice.