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How does fire benefit landowners?

When uncontrolled fires occur, it can be easy to forget the benefits of fire on land and how it has changed landscapes for the better. Woodrow...

How to drought-proof your land

A permaculture expert shares 8 tips to prevent drought and conserve water on your rural property.

How to Repurpose Wood You Clear from Your Acreage

Clearing your land means you are well on your way to building your dream rural home. But what will you do with all that timber?

How a forester knows if trees are healthy

What does a forester look for to know whether a forest is healthy or unhealthy? A Rayonier forestry expert reviews the signs of great tree health...

Land ownership for beginners: Our favorite advice

You bought the land, now what? We take a look at the best advice we've collected about how to build on your land, establish landscaping and even...

How to know your soil type - and why it's important

When you own land, it's critical to know what kind of soil you have. Find out how to know your soil type and how to properly collect soil for...

How to plant food plots: A step-by-step guide

An expert from Whitetail Institute of North America, which specializes in food plot products, offers step-by-step advice on how to plant food...

Country critter survival 101 | Rethink Rural Blog

One of the realities of rural living is dealing with wildlife and insects. Some are welcome, others not so much.

Going "Country-ish" in the Northwest

My wife Cory and I were ready for a change after living in Portland for more than a decade. We were entering that phase in our lives where we were...