I’m extremely fortunate to own, manage and control a respectable tract of leased and deeded ground in the Pacific Northwest. Taken with a laugh, my personal experience hasn’t been learned easily, nor done inexpensively via traditional venues. Private land wildlife management practices are commonly dominated by whitetail deer, a little waterfowl and an occasional fish or upland bird topic.
Every August, Nancy and John Merrill flood a hay field on their ranch so that flocks of Rocky Mountain Greater Sandhill cranes can eat and rest during their staging season.
Congratulations to Bob Regester with Mossy Oak Properties Colorado Mountain Realty for his sale this week of 2,212-acre Wilson Creek Ranch in central Colorado's Teller County. The ranch's diverse topography ranges from high alpine meadows to several miles of the trout-rich 4 Mile Creek.
American Forest Management was born out of a passion for land and a desire to work with landowners. In fact, our company tagline is “We’re in this Together” because we know our work is all about relationships—the relationships between land utilization and conservation, the relationship between the landowner and property, and ultimately, the relationship between American Forest Management and the clients we serve.
If you’re a landowner seeking to balance land use with conservation, and you want to make sure your vision for your property remains intact beyond your lifetime, consider setting up a conservation easement.
At a time when Texas wild places face threats such as land ownership fragmentation and non-native invasive grasses, Laborcitas Creek Ranch shines as a beacon.
Sandstone Ranch has been sold to Douglas County Open Space in an acquisition that will preserve the land for public use and conservation efforts. The sale was brokered by Mirr Ranch Group on February 6, 2018.
New to the market in January 2018, South Carolina’s 568-acre Orange Grove Plantation is a turnkey recreational property that includes a conservation easement held through The Nature Conservancy to preserve the region’s 350,000-acre ACE Basin watershed.
In 1993, Dr. Wallace Klussmann, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, ended his 30-year career in higher education and immediately embarked on his second “career” as a volunteer.
“Anything we can do to slow runoff down gives us more of a chance to soak it into the ground,” says Kyle Wright, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services water quality specialist for Texas.
Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to wildlife conservation and land stewardship are monumental. Now it is up to the present generation to preserve the wildlife and land for those generations to come, just as Roosevelt did.
The Texas Wildlife Association's Conservation Legacy program connects local students to the plight of pollinators through a Milkweed for Monarchs habitat campaign.