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Government Programs for Forestland Owners: Unlocking Financial and Environmental Benefits beginners cost share financials landownership longterm management Jun 10, 2024

As a forestland owner in the US Southeast, you have the unique opportunity to blend financial success with environmental stewardship. Whether you aim to maximize timber income, enhance wildlife habitat, or improve the aesthetic value of your land, government programs can be invaluable resources....

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Why Forest Management is Crucial in Estate Planning beginners estate planning landownership longterm management Jun 06, 2024

"The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty." - Proverbs 21:5

As women we're often juggling many responsibilities, from raising kids to managing our careers and caring for aging parents. Estate planning might already be on your radar, but...

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The 3 Hidden Costs of Family Forestland beginners clearcut financials income landownership liability sustainability Apr 22, 2024

Family forestland holds a special place my heart, and I know in yours too. Because it’s not just about the trees; it’s about the memories we build on the land and the legacy it holds as our stewardship walk with God. But with this romanticized vision lies a...

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3 Strategic Logging Tips for Family Forestland Sustainability beginners clearcut harvesting logging longterm management sustainability timber harvesting Apr 15, 2024

As stewards of family forestland, ensuring its financial sustainability is paramount! (Matthew 25:14-30) And oftentimes logging operations are the biggest bang for the buck for creating financial investment returns. But when strategized effectively timber harvesting, can significantly contribute...

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Setting the Right Forestland Goals for 2024 beginners management objectives and goals Feb 24, 2024

You've picked your forestland objectives and have started to make your goals and perhaps even the plans to meet those goals for 2024. Only one problem... those goals aren't compatible with what you actually own.

Like many women, you likely have recently inherited your property - from your...

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So you have forestland... beginners landownership management Feb 23, 2024
 

The first time you inherit the responsibility for your forestland, it often feels overwhelming.

Now what?!? It's very similar to becoming a parent - all of a sudden you have this new responsibility, you're not really sure if what you're doing is right and you spend the first couple...

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Control Fire: 4 Reasons to Embrace "The Chaos" of Fire in Your Woods beginners fire management prescribed burning prescribed fire Feb 19, 2024

Harnessing the power of fire as a land management tool may seem counterintuitive, but controlled burns have proven to be a valuable practice for enhancing ecosystems and promoting overall land health. But for those of you on the fence, let me share how four reasons why you should embrace...

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Flame and Fortune: Fire Tools for the Beginner Landowner Burning Woods beginners fire gear prescribed burning prescribed fire Feb 12, 2024

When you finally decide to embrace prescribed burns in management, it requires careful planning, knowledge, and, of course, the right tools! If you're still on the fence about burning, check one of my original articles HERE or listen to this podcast episode!  But if you're...

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Landowner Essential Gear for Exploring Your Land beginners essentials gear landownership Jan 31, 2024

Owning land comes with the joy of natural, "wide-open spaces", as well as the responsibility of maintaining it. Whether you're a seasoned landowner or a new property enthusiast, having the right landowner essential gear for exploring your land, can make all the difference to transform you from...

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How to Harvest Timber Responsibly beginners biblical harvesting logging management Jan 22, 2024

 

We all want to be good stewards of the land we've been given responsibility over. And this is never more true than when it comes time to do our harvesting. So the question always remains... how can I ensure I harvest timber responsibly, not only for the stewardship of the land but also the...

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Esther's Wisdom: Land Stewardship Insights for Sustainable Planning and Environmental Conservation beginners biblical conservation landownership planning women of the bible Jan 09, 2024

In the timeless narratives of the Bible, hidden gems of wisdom often emerge, offering guidance even in unexpected areas of all areas of our life. The story of Esther is one that especially speaks to me! A courageous and resourceful woman in the Bible, she provides valuable lessons that...

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Maximizing Your Inherited Land: Essential Steps and Strategies for 2024 beginners land objective landownership management objectives and goals property taxes sustainability Jan 01, 2024

You've just inherited your family's land and you're probably wondering what is the best way to maximize this inheritance? What are the most essential steps or strategies you need to take in 2024?! Lucky for you, I have exactly what you need to know and I'm going to share with you the 4 essential...

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