A Professional Steward of the Land

Bobcat T650 compact track loader moving through a wooded area.

Improving Wildlife Habitats As the owner of Dogwood Land Management in North Henderson, Illinois, Chase Burns is on a mission is to be a steward of nature through wildlife habitat management, general land improvement and comprehensive property management services. Burns

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Jay Prier, Winner of 2013 Bobcat Create & Conserve Contest, Talks of Life After Conservation Makeover Event

Jay and Samantha Prier of Mondamin, Iowa, were the winners of the inaugural Bobcat Create & Conserve contest in 2013. Their home is an hour’s drive from Jay’s engineering job in Omaha, but he doesn’t mind the commute to be

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Create & Conserve: The Homeowner with Acreage Lifestyle — Part 3 — Q&A with Rick Kreuter

Rick Kreuter, from the TV show “Beyond the Hunt” and host of the Bobcat Create & Conserve contest, talks about his acreage lifestyle and how his Toolcat 5600 work machine helps him get work done on his land.

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Create & Conserve: What Makes a Quality Entry?

Every June when schools let out, summer approaches, and temperatures rise, we get to work on Create & Conserve. With the help of Bobcat® equipment, we’re able to partner with Rick and Julie Kreuter from “Beyond the Hunt” to transform one contest winner’s land into a remarkable place where native plants and animals will thrive for generations into the future.

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2015 Create & Conserve – Part 2: The Projects: Trails, Tile, Erosion Control, Conservation Plots, Wildlife Viewing Area

We visited 2015 Bobcat Create & Conserve Contest winner John Oxley at his Sandpoint, Idaho, property to review his conservation project wish list: building trails to increase access to his property and putting in erosion control measures.

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2015 Create & Conserve – Part 1: John Oxley, Sandpoint, Idaho

For the 2015 Create & Conserve Contest, we chose John Oxley’s picturesque Idaho property because of the variety of projects we could do. But what most influenced our decision this year was that it included erosion control projects we hadn’t done before and really wanted to tackle.

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Create & Conserve: Why Land Conservation is so Important — Part 1: Q&A With Rick Kreuter

Most fans of the TV show “Beyond the Hunt” know Rick Kreuter as a big game hunter; he’s also a passionate conservationist. Kreuter explains where this passion started and the importance of conservation efforts today to preserve hunting for future generations.

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