Backyard Woodland: How to Maintain and Sustain Your Trees, Water, and Wildlife (Countryman Know How)

Author: Josh VanBrakle

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581573693

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 9671

The complete guide to maintaining your own personal woods. Who owns our forests? We do. And it’s up to us to care for them. More than 10 million ordinary citizens own over half of the forestland in America. The vast majority of landowners want to do right by their land, but until now, there’s been no single resource to help them do so. Backyard Woodland is a comprehensive guide to nurturing the land in your care, from soil and water protection to fostering wildlife diversity and keeping the land whole. Backyard Woodland also features tips for the financial considerations that come from land-owning, including how to save money on your taxes and how to make some extra income from responsible timber sales and viable farming. Owning a piece of the forest is a rare privilege, and this complete guide will help you get the most out of the experience.

Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

101 Ways to Make Your Property Home for Creatures Great and Small

Author: Josh VanBrakle

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 151072849X

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 9781

Many people think of wildlife as something distant, creatures living in natural forests and remote public preserves. But most wildlife in the United States isn’t found in the distant wild. It lives on our private lands, in our very backyards. Because of this, America’s ten million woodland owners are in fact at the forefront in protecting US wildlife for generations to come. But while most landowners want to help preserve the beauty of the natural environment, most are unsure where to begin. In Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard, author and landowner Josh VanBrakle provides readers with 101 easy-to-follow activities and practical approaches to help do just that. Some projects include: Installing a bat box Making a food plot Identifying trees that attract wildlife Forming a brush pile Assessing a stream’s health Building a pond Learning bird calls Planning a backyard scavenger hunt Complete with stunning wildlife photographs and an appendix of practical resources, Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard is an essential read for anyone who cares about the environment.

Wildlife Habitat Management

Concepts and Applications in Forestry, Second Edition

Author: Brenda C. McComb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439878587

Category: Nature

Page: 401

View: 7644

In recent years, conflicts between ecological conservation and economic growth forced a reassessment of the motivations and goals of wildlife and forestry management. Focus shifted from game and commodity management to biodiversity conservation and ecological forestry. Previously separate fields such as forestry, biology, botany, and zoology merged into a common framework known as conservation biology and resource professionals began to approach natural resource problems in an interdisciplinary light. Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry presents an integrated reference combining silvicultural and forest planning principles with principles of habitat ecology and conservation biology. With extensive references and case studies drawn from real situations, this book begins with general concepts such as habitat selection, forest composition, influences on habitat patterns, and the dynamics of disturbance ecology. It considers management approaches for specific habitats including even-aged and uneven-aged systems, riparian areas, and dead wood and highlights those approaches that will conserve and manage biodiversity. The author discusses assessment and prioritization policies, monitoring techniques, and ethical and legal issues that can have worldwide impact. Detailed appendices provide a glossary, scientific names, and tools for measuring and interpreting habitat elements. Writing in a species-specific manner, the author emphasizes the need to consider the potential effects of management decisions on biodiversity conservation and maintains a holistic approach throughout the book. Drawing from the author’s more than 30 years working and teaching in natural resources conservation, Wildlife Habitat Management: Concepts and Applications in Forestry provides a synopsis of current preservation techniques and establishes a common body of knowledge from which to approach the conservation of biodiversity in the future.

The Wings of Dragons

Book One of the Dragoon Saga

Author: Josh VanBrakle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989195706

Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 248

View: 6738

From debut fantasy author Josh VanBrakle comes an epic new trilogy of friendship, betrayal, and explosive magic inspired by Japanese mythology. Lodia's history declares lefthanded people dangerous and devil-spawned. For teenager Iren Saitosan, the kingdom's only known Left, that's meant a life of social isolation. To pass the time and get a little attention, he plays pranks on the residents of Haldessa Castle. They're harmless fun, until one of his stunts almost kills Lodia's charismatic heir to the throne. Now to avoid execution for his crime, Iren must join a covert team and assassinate a bandit lord. It's a suicide mission, and Iren's chances aren't helped when he learns that his new katana contains a dragon's spirit, one with a magic so powerful it can sink continents and transform Iren into a raging beast. Adding to his problems, someone on Iren's team is plotting treason. When a former ally launches a brutal plan to avenge the Lefts, a vengeance one thousand years in the making, Iren finds himself trapped between competing loyalties. He needs to figure out who - and how - to trust, and the fates of two nations depend on his choice. "A fast-paced adventure...led by a compelling cast of characters. Josh VanBrakle keeps the mysteries going." - "ForeWord Reviews"

The White Company

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453

Page: N.A

View: 9343

The Last Man

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847211005

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 8144

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Mardi and a Voyage Thither

Author: Herman Melville,Harrison Hayford,Hershel Parker

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810116900

Category: Fiction

Page: 681

View: 6256

Presented as narratives of his own South Sea experiences, Melville's first two books had roused incredulity in many readers. Their disbelief, he declared, had been "the main inducement" in altering his plan for his third book, Mardi: and a Voyage Thither (1849). Melville wanted to exploit the "rich poetical material" of Polynesia and also to escape feeling "irked, cramped, & fettered" by a narrative of facts. "I began to feel . . . a longing to plume my pinions for a flight," he told his English publisher. Mardi began as a sequel to Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), but changed radically while he was writing it and emerged as an altogether independent and original work. In its combination of adventure, allegorical romance, realistic portraits of characters and scenes from nature, philosophical speculation, and travelogue-satire, Mardi was Melville's first attempt to create a great work of fiction. This edition of is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

Seasons of Thoreau

Reflections on Life and Nature

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999186305


Page: N.A

View: 2330

Henry David Thoreau was fascinated by the endless cycle of the seasons, by the endless pursuit of self-improvement, and by parallels between the two. For Thoreau, the phenomena of the seasons were symbolical of human life: just as plants go through stages such as bud, leaf, flower, and fruit, or seed, seedling, and tree; just as agriculture persuades nature to yield its bounty through planting, cultivating, and harvesting, and delivers that bounty by storing it and bringing it to market; just as all things grow in spring, flourish in summer, ripen in autumn, and go dormant in winter; so, following ancient traditions and his own insights, Thoreau perceived deep patterns in human life and saw virtues like deliberation, discipline, gratitude, reverence, self-trust, magnanimity, independence, and simplicity as suggestive of certain stages of human life, periods of the year, and even times of the day. The passages collected here illuminate these connections. Some of them are about nature, some are about ethics, and some bridge the gap between the two. By returning again and again to the same themes in Walden, in his essays, and in his Journal, Thoreau built up a system of images that clearly demonstrates his integrated understanding of, and wholehearted devotion to, cultivating a better life.

Reading the Mountains of Home

Author: John Elder

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674748880

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 2310

Using Robert Frost's poem "Directive" as a guide, the author reflects on nature as he experienced it on a series of hikes in Vermont's Green Mountains

Harper's Weekly

Author: John Bonner,George William Curtis,Henry Mills Alden,Samuel Stillman Conant,Montgomery Schuyler,John Foord,Richard Harding Davis,Carl Schurz,Henry Loomis Nelson,John Kendrick Bangs,George Brinton McClellan Harvey,Norman Hapgood

Publisher: N.A


Category: American periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 9782

Martin Rattler

Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421805855

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 8246

Martin Rattler was a very bad boy. At least his aunt, Mrs. Dorothy Grumbit, said so; and certainly she ought to have known, if anybody should, for Martin lived with her, and was, as she herself expressed it, "the bane of her existence, - the very torment of her life." No doubt of it whatever, according to Aunt Dorothy Grumbit's showing, Martin Rattler was "a remarkably bad boy." It is a curious fact, however, that, although most of the people in the village of Ashford seemed to agree with Mrs. Grumbit in her opinion of Martin, there were very few of them who did not smile cheerfully on the child when they met him, and say, "Good day, lad!" as heartily as if they thought him the best boy in the place. No one seemed to bear Martin Rattler ill-will, notwithstanding his alleged badness. Men laughed when they said he was a bad boy, as if they did not quite believe their own assertion. The vicar, an old whiteheaded man, with a kind, hearty countenance, said that the child was full of mischief, full of mischief; but he would improve as he grew older, he was quite certain of that.

Pictures of Sweden ...

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sweden

Page: 324

View: 7797

Boscobel; Or, The Royal Oak

A Tale of the Year 1651

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: N.A



Page: 311

View: 7350

The Forager's Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles (Countryman Know How)

Author: Leda Meredith

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575920

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 908

A field guide/cookbook for foraging enthusiasts Delicious wild edible plants and mushrooms are abundant throughout North America, not only in the wilderness but in urban areas, too. Learn how to identify, harvest, and eat the tastiest plants in your backyard. Intended as much for the cooking enthusiast as for the survivalist, this book includes recipes that will transform even the most common edible backyard weeds into guest-worthy fare. Even experienced foragers will be impressed with plantain leaf chips that are crisper and tastier than kale chips. Dandelion flowers become wine, Japanese knotweed becomes rhubarb-like compote and tangy sorbet, red clover blossoms give quick bread a delightfully spongy texture and hint of sweetness.

Natural Beauty Alchemy: Make Your Own Organic Cleansers, Creams, Serums, Shampoos, Balms, and More (Countryman Know How)

Author: Fifi M. Maacaron

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576293

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 576

Recipes for 100+ natural beauty products and help understanding organic ingredients If you've spent hundreds of dollars looking for the perfect moisturizer, or shampoo, or anti-aging serum, but had no luck, then this book is for you. Written by a licensed pharmacist and expert healthcare professional, it contains not only more than 100 easy, all-natural recipes for face, hair, and body, it will also help you to determine if a store-bought product is truly organic or natural by reviewing and explaining ingredients found in most of them. It's a comprehensive guide to understanding and making natural beauty products. Author Fifi Maacaron explains the basics, answers questions, and discusses techniques.

Natural History of Intellect

And Other Papers

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: American essays

Page: 353

View: 931