Tag: land management

Western Heritage; barn next to a field in front of mountains

Envision. Design. Build.

“When Ryan and I started Western Heritage, we vowed to create a firm with the technical expertise and the bold creativity that would allow our clients to dream big,” Rikki said. “Every client who buys a piece of property—large or small—has their vision of what it can become.”

The Shockey Collection; Jim Shockey

The Shockey Collection: A Proud Tradition of Excellence

“In my travels, I see great properties, I see bad properties—and everything in between,” Shockey said. “Experience and time are the only ways to gain knowledge. Now, I’m at a point where I know the difference between exceptional, good and merely average.” His real world knowledge forms the basis of the strict criteria and evaluation process that sets The Shockey Collection apart in the marketplace.

Rocky Mountain Land Library, Buffalo Peaks Ranch

Connecting Books, Land & People

After reviewing students’ design proposals and brainstorming, everyone agreed that Hayden Ranch wasn’t a fit. It was missing one key absolute—a cultural landscape. “It had to be the interaction between people and the land or people in place over time,” explains Vlahos. The right fit would be all about “taking an old place and transitioning it to a new use . . . that could take on a new life that drew community to it.” ...

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Living with Wildfire

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.

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Fish It Forward: Meet Veteran Angler Chuck Naiser

Chuck Naiser has fished coastal waters for more than 50 years. His passion for his sport, and for the coastal resources he loves, has evolved into a fierce determination to make a difference for the next generation who will enjoy these waters long after he is gone.

Sarah Nunley Biedenharn herding cattle on a 4-wheeler

The Rancher’s Daughter: Sarah Nunley Biedenharn

By the time she was four, Sarah Nunley Biedenharn, who was reared near Sabinal, was driving a pickup on one of ...

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Impacts of Brush Management on Land Values

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.

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Hunters Helping Farmers: On the Hunt for Feral Pigs with Hog Carl

Feral pigs, also called wild hogs, can pose a problem to landowners growing valuable crops. Join the author as she rides along on a South Carolina hog hunt to learn more about the connection between hunters and farmers to control this destructive species.

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Planning Considerations for Farmers and Ranchers

While farmers and ranchers confront the same problems as any business owner regarding succession planning, wealth preservation and estate taxes, they also face many unique issues. Specific tax rules, regulations, and the nature of their industry requires a specialized focus and expertise when planning for such clients.

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Finding the Right Ranch Manager: Better to Hire Local vs. Newcomer?

As part of our series on finding the right person to manage your ranch, here we consider the pros and cons of hiring a local over outsider to manage your ranch or rural property.

ranch manager salary guide

How Much Money Does a Ranch Manager Make?

As part of our series on finding the right person to manage your ranch, today we look at what constitutes a competitive salary for your ranch manager.

How to Qualify the Right Ranch Manager

As part of our series on finding the right person to manage your ranch, here we look at what you need to consider once you've found a prospective candidate.

cowboys on horseback, guide to ranch management

The A to Z of Ranch Management: An Expert’s Glossary

As part of a series on finding the right person to manage your ranch or land, we take a detailed look at the various roles that might be found on the typical ranch.

Cowboy riding horse on Chugwater Creek Ranch

Listing of the Week: A Labor of Love—Chugwater Creek Ranch

Wyoming's Chugwater Creek ranch blends ranching and sporting opportunities with a great respect for frontier history.

Horses grazing in a field

What Is the Role of a Ranch Management Company?

The perfect world for a ranch owner who does not actively manage their ranch is to have a ranch manager who is proficient in all aspects of a ranching operation.

Duck sitting on artificial nest box

How to Create Artificial Cover for Bats, Birds & Bass on Your Land

Food, cover, water, and space are the basic habitat components that are central to the health of all wildlife species. Though perhaps not as sexy as food or water, cover requirements for wildlife are often the weak links in the habitat equation for various wildlife.

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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.

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How to Create Sustainable Habitat for Big Game Production

This article is adapted from a presentation by Texas Tech's Dr. Warren Conway on “Sustainable Rangelands for Big Game Production and Habitat Management.”

chris soules interview

Chris Soules: A Real-Life Passion for Land

Chris Soules chose to pursue a dual career in agriculture and land acquisition, but he didn’t seek out reality TV. LAND magazine meets the Iowa native.

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How to Manage Hunters and Guests on Your Land

Permitting hunters and recreational guests on your property involves personal interaction. Personal interaction generally escalates into person problems. This fact was borne out in a recent statement by a landowner. “I don’t mind the hunting as much as I do the hunters.”

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