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Successful country living requires neighborly cooperation. Your practices can impact your neighbor’s property and their practices can impact you. Meet some of the locals to better understand the community character and dynamics.
Learn some important points for living next to vineyards, orchards, seed farms, Christmas tree farms, organic farms, logging operations, and dairies.
A management plan is a written record of your natural resources, the recommended conservation practices, and the management decisions that you choose to implement and maintain on your land. Developing a management plan is a proactive effort to protect the natural resources on your property. It is also the first step in finding and qualifying for government conservation programs and funding. Management plans can be developed for a number of different resources: forestry, agriculture, soil, water and wildlife habitat.
Fire needs three elements to occur: fuel, oxygen and heat. Remove any one of them and the fire will die out. Fuel is defined as anything that can burn. Many fires start from a single ember that lands on a fuel source. The reduction of fuel sources around a structure can greatly increase the chance that it will survive a wildfire. Benton County or the Oregon Department of Forestry will provide a free home site evaluation of defensible space upon request, as well as trainings for groups.