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Andrew A. Cadot
Many owners of real estate in coastal Maine are facing dramatic increases in their property taxes as a result of municipal revaluations, especially those with shorefront or a water view.
K Gregg Elliott
Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.
Resources First Foundation - RFF
A landowner recently asked us: What is the best way to ensure that the land I donate is not sold? We put the question to the land trust community and it generated quite a bit of activity on the land trust listserv.
Excerpts from the Texas Wildlife Action Plan (WAP) applicable to private landowners.
Recently I made a presentation to the Society of American Foresters (SAF) at their annual conference. My overall theme was that working forests, not wilderness areas and parks, are the prospective foundations of our prosperity in the 21st century.
Gerald R. Barber
The bundle of rights theory maintains that ownership of a parcel of real estate may embrace a great many rights, such as the right to its occupancy and use; the right to sell it in whole or in part; the right to bequeath; the right to transfer by contract for specified periods of time, the benefits to be derived by occupancy and use of the real estate.
National Woodland Owners Association
On April 5th, 2013 the Maryland General Assembly passed the Forest Preservation Act of 2013; HB 706, stating Maryland will have to maintain its current 40% of the state covered by tree canopy.
A message from the North Carolina State Forester in December 11, 2002, James W. Garner, still prescient today.
USDA provides tools online for estimating energy and potential savings from Tillage Nitrogen Irrigation Animal Housing
Hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) is perhaps the single most controversial environmental issue of the day.
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A WASCOB or 'Water and Sediment Control Basin' is a series of embankments that store and slowly release runoff through underground outlets.
The Florida Milkweed Project is seeking native Asclepias populations on lands where seed collection can be readily permitted this summer/fall.
This public hearing by the House Committee on Agricultural discusses national forest management and it's impacts on rural economies and communities.
USGS National Wildlife Health Center
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is an emergent disease of hibernating bats that has spread from the northeastern to the central United States at an alarming rate.
Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a ...
The Weslaco Extension Center has been awarded a CIG grant to develop technology systems for drought management.
Residential green building is no longer a trend — it is the future of building. According to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Green.
K Gregg Elliott
Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade. After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.
Land trusts are non-profit organizations directly involved in the permanent protection of land and its resources for the public benefit. A trust may operate on a local, state, regional, or national level.