Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Land management philosophy part 1

My land management philosophy has many components.  Over the next few days, I will list them and add a few thoughts.

Make it more useful for humans.  I believe the land should be people friendly.  There should be trails and walkways that are flat and free of debris.  People should be able to move about conveniently and safely.  Wildlife viewing should be easy to do.  Other outdoor activities should be readily accessible.

Increase the property value.  As the land is managed for humans and investments and improvements are made, the property value should rise.  This is good for the owners in the long run and it is good for those who use the property in the present.  At some point, the property will change hands.  The next owners should be happy and feel that they received value in their purchase.

Keep it green and natural.  I am one to believe that trees, bushes, flowers, and grasses should take a prominent part in any landscape.  We are too quick today to cut everything and urbanize.  I find that stifling and dehumanizing.  I would rather gently work with the land to keep it green and growing.  Study's have shown how stress is lowered by having tall trees on a property.

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