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					   What Can You Do?

Developed by:
Doug Stienbarger, Washington State
Extension Service
Bob Hamblen, Colorado State Extension
David Martin, Montana Dept. of Natural
Resources and Conservation               UNCE, Reno, NV
Before we get started…
     Has everyone inventoried their
      physical resources?
     Has everyone finished their
      property maps?
     Questions from last time?
We’ll be covering
     Review of your map
     Photo documentation
     Non-physical resources
     Being a good neighbor
     Identifying limitations
     Modifying your goals
Comic relief map

    Does this look familiar?
         Before slide

UNCE, Reno, NV
UNCE, Reno, NV
Photo documentation
     An excellent
      way to
      and/or assess
     Helps you track
      changes over
                        DNRC, Helena, NT
Reasons for keeping photo
     Provides low-cost way to track
     Shows value-added features
     Provides personal satisfaction
     Documents property additions for
      insurance purposes
     Aids in permit application process
Some photo hints
     Make sure your photos have dates
      and descriptions
     Store the photos in a photo album
      or some other easily accessible
      organization system
     Use photo reference points
     Establish a schedule for taking
Questions to ask when refining
your goals:
      How much time
       do you have?
      How much
       money do you
      Who is really
       going to do the
                                 USU, Logan, UT
      Your financial resources

NRCS, Bozeman, MT

What you have in mind…

                                        USU, Logan, UT

                         What you can afford???
Making your funds match your
     What are your financial resources?
     What can you realistically afford to
     Have you included the cost of on-
      going maintenance?
     Have you considered property
      taxes and insurance costs?

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Your human resources
     How much time do you have?
     How much time do your family members
     Do you have a full-time job?
     Do your family members have jobs?
     When will you and your family members
      be available to work?
     Do they share your goals and
      aspirations for the property?
How will the work get done?
     What do you want to accomplish?
     What will it cost?
     How long will it take?
     Do you need hired labor?
     How much time will you need to
      buy and at what cost?
     Do you need a written estimate
      and/or contract?
Being a good neighbor….
     These issues are generally issues
      of community relationships
     They consist of not only the
      impacts activities on your property
      will have on your neighbors’
      properties, but also the impact your
      neighbors’ activities will have on
      your property.
Issues to consider
     Weeds
     Odors
     Wind breaks
     Dust
     Noise
     Fire risk
     Slow moving equipment
     Viewshed
     Pets
Good neighboring questions…
     What land uses are occurring adjacent to
      your property now?
     Where are your neighbors’ living areas
      in relation to your property plans?
     Is land being developed near your land?
     What type(s) of land use will occur
      adjacent to you in the future?
     How can you plan for this?
What can you do:
Identifying limitations
      Non - legal limitations
      Legal limitations
      Natural resource limitations
Legal limitations
     Water rights
     Regulations – Federal, State,
      County, City
     Zoning
     Covenants, Codes and Restrictions
      – CC&R’s
     Easements
     Setbacks
Federal regulations
     Wetlands
     Endangered Species Act –
      Endangered Species, Threatened
      Species, “Species of Interest”
     Clean Water Act
     Clean Air Act

                                   UNCE, Reno, NV
State /local regulations
     Streams or creeks
         Working in/access to
         Intermittent vs. perennial
     Health regulations
         Wells
         Septic
         Hired Labor
         Food Processing
     Weed law
     Chemical use
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State/local regulations
     Right to Farm
     Nuisance laws
     Leash laws
     Animal issues
     Easements and/or
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     Trespass prevention
      (dense development
      next to farming)
Are you in the zone?
      Zoning issues limit or establish:
     The allowed uses for your land
     The number and type of animals
      you can have
     A ratio of building to land
     Setbacks and/or easements within
      your zone
Covenants, conditions and
restrictions (CC&Rs)
     Setbacks and/or easements
     Fences
     Landscaping
     Animals
     Noise
     Dust
     Outbuildings
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     Access limitations
Water resource limitations
     Do you have surface water
      (streams, creeks, or ponds) on your
     Do you have water rights to use
      some of this surface water?
     Do you need to worry about
     Do you have a high water table?
Water resource limitations
     Wells – do you have limitations on
      the amount and type of usage?
     Are you in a drought?
     Do you have wetlands?
     Are you required to maintain a
      buffer zone around the water on
      your property?
Have your goals changed?
                 Don’t panic!
                 It is not
                 unusual to
                 modify your
                 goals and
                 ideas as this
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Goal setting is a balancing act
         Your goals as landowners:
              Are they realistic?
        Do they reflect your priorities?

   Your investment:             Your resources:
   Money, time,                 Soil, water, plants,
   maintenance                  animals and man-
                                made features
Ongoing planning
     Update:
         Goals Assessment Sheet
         Physical Inventory Map – Existing Property
         Physical Inventory Map – Proposed
     Identify your limitations
     Please bring the above to the next and
      all subsequent lessons
You’re on the road to ….

          …Living on the Land

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