Land For Sale, the wildlife is an asset!
Land for sale that maintains wildlife is sometimes seen as a liability and as an obstacle to maximizing economic efficiency on the property. In some cases, wildlife can compete with livestock, cause damage to the crops, and provide other challenges for the property owner. However, rather than looking at the negative aspect of the property for sale with an abundance of wildlife, let’s look at some of the potential ways to make wildlife an economic positive.
Conservation easements are a potential incentive to provide for wildlife habitat. When talking about rural land for sale most conservation easement payments are based on the value of the land as wildlife habitat, and/or the value of the land to be developed in the future. Although conservation easements may not appeal to everyone, it is another tool providing the landowner flexibility in determining the long-range goals of the property.
Fee hunt and leasing can provide substantial cash flow to the landowner, and if managed properly by the landowner and/or outfitter, it can allow for sound wildlife and habitat management. The key is utilizing the right outfitter and/or group of hunters that will adhere and contribute toward your management goals.
Non-consumptive wildlife use on land for sale such as wildlife photography, bird watching, and big-game watching is a valid opportunity for some landowners to generate income, without the taking or harvesting of animals. There are a growing number of people that are willing to pay for the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife, in a non-park type setting.
Think slightly outside-the-box when it come to selling your land if wildlife seems to be giving you concern, because it can become a very marketable asset for sellers.