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A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A recreational property, or any piece of wooded land, is not complete without some type of trail system. A trail building novice turned expert...

How to Read a Topograpic Map

How to Read a Topograpic Map

Map reading is a dying art, but it is an essential skill for navigating the great outdoors and for assessing large parcels of rural acreage before...

7 Shelter Options for your Recreational Property

7 Shelter Options for your Recreational Property

If you’re not ready to turn your large tract of land into a permanent homestead, but still want to make the most of your recreational property,...

A Beginner's Guide to Managing TimberWhere to Start

A Beginner's Guide to Managing Timber---Where to Start

New to managing a forest on your rural land? We asked the Director of Forestry and Regulatory Affairs for the FL Forestry Association about the...

How to Build a Fire Pit

How to Build a Fire Pit

Fire pits are in high-demand this year as families move winter gatherings and activities outdoors. Luckily, they’re fairly simple to construct...

Cutting Firewood Warms You Twice: Tips for Choosing the Best Firewood

Cutting Firewood Warms You Twice: Tips for Choosing the Best Firewood

Owning wooded acreage affords the opportunity to select and chop your own firewood...either for your own home or as a side business. Forester and...

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Autumn in the South: The Season Southerners Live For

Fall in the south is a special time. We enjoy the last blooms of the beautiful flowers and watch in awe as the leaves show the first hint of color...

How to Prepare Your Farm or Homestead for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Farm or Homestead for a Hurricane

New to owning rural acreage, farm animals, lots of trees, a well, and/or barns and out buildings? Even inland dwellers need to prepare for severe...

How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

How Much Is Forested Land Worth? (the answer may surprise you)

Some land buyers shy away from wooded lots because of the work or unknowns involved with clearing. However, the value in forests can lead to an...

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

How The Great Outdoors Improves Your Vision

Have you noticed your eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent study published in JAMA...