Land and Real Estate Professionals

Prescribed Fire Season Ending; Consider Firebreaks and Fuel Breaks

Prescribed Fire Season Ending; Consider Firebreaks and Fuel Breaks

Prescribed fires are an effective tool used regularly to manage and protect our forests. A prescribed fire can help eliminate undergrowth that competes with trees for moisture, prevent the buildup of overgrowth that can fuel large-scale fires, and help increase the growth of vegetation good for wildlife, among other things. But, controlled burns require advanced planning and expert help. Firebreaks and fuel breaks can achieve some of the same goals as a prescribed fire, or at minimum, they can...

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How to Enhance Your Property for Wildlife

How to Enhance Your Property for Wildlife

Whether you’re a hunter or you just enjoy wildlife, forests can be managed to serve the needs of woodland animals. They need food and water, as well as space to roam and hide and there are lots of ways to meet these needs. Here are some ideas. In Alabama, there are many different species of wildlife that can thrive in our woodlands. White-tailed deer are one of the most common animals to attract. Others that are interesting include: quail, squirrel, turkey, rabbit, raccoon, and waterfowl....

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How ObamaCare Can Affect Landowners

How ObamaCare Can Affect Landowners

Someone has to help pay for President Obama’s new health care bill, and here’s how it might be you: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010, with an estimated cost of implementation of over $940 billion. So, the Act included multiple savings and income-raising provisions to help pay for the implementation costs—a small provision of the Act is the additional surcharge of 3.8% on Net Investment Income; effective January 1, 2013. Click here to...

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