To be eligible for a Wildlife Management Tax Valuation (WM), the land in question must have been valuated as Ag property for 5 of the previous 7 years. To make the transition from Ag valuation to Wildlife Management valuation, each county’s Central Appraisal District (CAD) requires a wildlife management plan be submitted detailing the management activities planned for the improvement of wildlife habitat.
Let Pond King help you navigate the CAD process
Successfully enrolling your property for WM Tax Valuation with your county’s Central Appraisal District (CAD) can be a tedious and confusing process. Each CAD has different rules, and eligibility requirements for Ag and WM tax valuations. Pond King is here to help you navigate this process. When you opt for the Wildlife Tax Valuation Standard Plan, our wildlife biologist will visit with you regarding your goals, current management strategies, and future possibilities for your land.
The Wildlife Tax Valuation Standard Plan includes:
- A site visit from our wildlife biologist to tour your land, collect data, and visit with you about your goals and your land’s potential.
- Three maps illustrating the topography, soil series, and aerial views of your land. (Sample aerial map)
- Five-year management plan detailing which wildlife species are being targeted for habitat improvement, along with proposed management activities for each.
- We will represent your plan to the CAD if your plan is challenged for any reason.