In Texas, nothing attracts wildlife and birds to your property—and keeps them coming back—like water. And few property improvements are as likely to increase your land value as a pond, lake or stock tank.
If you’re a landowner in a wildfire-prone area, it’s important to be aware of what you can do to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss and promote natural resource recovery in the event a fire does strike.
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.
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.
Enjoy the view of these 20 beautiful barns from the veteran barn kit providers at Barn Pros, plus get the essentials for what you need to consider before building a barn on your land.
When JLF Architects Principal Paul Bertelli spotted an 1890s stone barn on a defunct Montana dairy farm, he knew just the client who’d appreciate its Old World resilience and charm. Here's a gallery of images from the renovated property in eastern Montana.
Whether you’re setting up a camp in a rural area or starting a house on an empty lot, you’ll need some power to truly make it livable. Here's a guide to running power or electricity to your land.
When it comes to brush work, it’s been said that you should know your plants, know their values and know how to manipulate them. So, as a land owner, don't simply focus on goals that only suit the needs of today but consider how to best preserve or enhance your land values for tomorrow.
With the right tools and some dedication, you can turn your rundown shed, barn or cottage into a useful and attractive outbuilding. Here are five essential pieces of equipment that you'll need to get the project done.
Feeling overwhelmed about how you're going to manage that sprawling new acreage you've just purchased? Fret not. Our expert shares her insights for keeping your land beautiful, natural and manageable.
Wind developers rely on landowners to make their terrain available for wind turbine construction. This mutually beneficial agreement gives wind ...
“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.
Brad Vollmar of Vollmar Pond & Lake Management offers a detailed look at the process for constructing a new lake on your property, with plenty of do's and dont's to make sure your lake-construction project succeeds.
Decades of experience have shown Bell, who founded Quick Line Service Company’s Ranch Water Division in 1990, that the availability of fresh water dictates land’s productivity when it comes to livestock and wildlife.
Solar technology helps a Texas couple embrace efficiency and self-sufficiency on their ranch.
The start of National Pollinator Week included the unveiling of the Bee Better Certified program, a program to help farmers and ranchers inform consumers how their products are farmed in ways that benefit bees.
With changing market trends and product demand, landowners continue to reinvent their properties to better serve their need for an increase in returns.
Secluded, sustainable, self-sufficient: going off-grid’s been the ultimate American dream since the days of Thoreau. But these days, getting away from it all is obviously a bit trickier than just packing up and moving to a cabin in the woods. Here’s what to look for when you start shopping around.
Before you start digging that idyllic water feature on your land, there are some basic questions you should ask first. We take a look.
There is a subtle, but critical difference between optimizing habitat and maximizing habitat.