Louis E. Clark, Jr.
1929 – 2009
The land conservation community suffered a great loss on May 30th with the passing of appraiser Lou Clark following a brief illness. A life member of the Appraisal Institute, Lou worked with landowners to save hundreds of thousands of acres. In the Red Hills alone, he saved nearly 85,000 acres helping Tall Timbers with donated conservation easements. According to noted tax attorney and author, Stephen Small, Lou was considered the “dean of appraisers” in the South and a real pioneer. Highly regarded for his integrity and knowledge of the easement appraisal process, Lou’s work was considered a model and used in seminars throughout the nation. Lou was a gentle giant whose unassuming demeanor and cooperative spirit will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to Lou’s wife, Catherine, and his family.