Wildlife Exemption Services
Put simply, a wildlife exemption is an alternative form of agriculture (“ag”) exemption with the same favorable tax implications as an ag exemption. Technically, the wildlife valuation is not a true “exemption” but a special valuation approved through a constitutional amendment (Proposition 11, which passed in 1995). To qualify for a wildlife exemption, landowners must be actively using the land to propagate a sustaining breeding, migrating, or wintering population of indigenous wildlife animals for human use. Wildlife exemptions are ideal for landowners who have an active interest in wildlife, are no longer interested in livestock, hay, or timber production, would like to lower their cost of property ownership, or who have property goals not consistent with ag production.