Tag: land improvements

water management tips

Slow Soak: Guide to Managing Water on Your Land

“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.

lake pond construction advice

Basic Lake Construction Techniques for Building a Lake That Won’t Leak

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.

interview with kenneth bell

Kenneth Bell: Putting Water Where It Isn’t

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 energy

Harnessing the Sun: A Solar Energy Primer for Farmers & Ranchers

Solar technology helps a Texas couple embrace efficiency and self-sufficiency on their ranch.

bee better certified program news

USDA Announces Bee Better Certified Program for Farmers & Ranchers

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.

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Land and its Many Changes

With changing market trends and product demand, landowners continue to reinvent their properties to better serve their need for an increase in returns.

Thinking of Going Off-Grid? Here’s How to Pick the Best Property

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.

How to Create a Water Feature on Your Property

Before you start digging that idyllic water feature on your land, there are some basic questions you should ask first. We take a look.

How to Optimize Habitat on Your Land

There is a subtle, but critical difference between optimizing habitat and maximizing habitat.

restoring natives to rangeland

Restoring Native Plants on Rangelands

Hunting and wildlife have become an increasingly important source of both income and recreation on ranches across Texas. As landowners have sought ways to maximize wildlife habitat, restoring rangeland with native plants and grasses have garnered a growing amount of attention.