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  Dear Valued Landowners and Customers, Plateau Land & Wildlife is always committed to everyone’s complete health and safety, as well as ensuring that your land and wildlife activities remain our top priority.    We’d like to provide a few company updates during the current challenges of COVID-19 and hope that you and your families remain healthy during this critical time. Plateau Land & Wildlife Management, Inc. is an Essential Business under all local orders issued to date, to the...

From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team Property tax season is upon us! With the April 30th deadline approaching fast, now is the time to either make the switch to Wildlife Management or be compiling documentation of your activities. In this issue of Seasons, you'll find articles about real estate considerations for properties with Wildlife Management valuation, an introduction to the Texas Ecolab Program, a deeper look at the economic incentives of Open Space valuations,...

From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team Many have heard the saying, "Good fences make good neighbors", but have you ever considered how proper fencing can contribute to a good wildlife habitat? In this issue of Seasons, you'll find articles on fencing laws in Texas, fencing strategies for managing deer populations, suggested wildlife management activities for the month of February, a featured listing from our sister real estate company, and more. Because an investment in your...

From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team With a new year upon us, many of us are taking time to reflect on the past year by evaluating our successes and challenges, and planning for the year ahead. Here at Plateau, we encourage you to think about your land and wildlife management journey as we come in to the new year. Please share with us your challenges and successes of 2019, via email or on one...

From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team Another beautiful Texas fall is upon us. It may feel like we are in the middle of summer still, but cooler weather is just around the corner. Have faith, it’s coming! And with it, deer and quail season, crisp fall weather, changing leaves, and yes, even the holiday season. It's an exciting time of the year and a great time to think about your wildlife and your wildlife...

Why do I need to re-file my wildlife management plan? This is a question we get all the time at Plateau. As a reminder, a wildlife management plan includes detailed information about your property and suggested ideas for future wildlife management activities. It is something for you to follow and review over the next five years, as well as inform the Central Appraisal District (CAD) of what you will be doing to comply with wildlife management requirements. A...

Here are the top reasons to get a Wildlife Management Annual Report from Plateau: It’s in the numbers – Plateau completes 800+ annual reports in 80+ Texas counties every year. We have a great reputation – Plateau has worked with CADs and provided these reports for 20+ years. Annual report history – CADs can ask for annual reports up to five years back so it's best to do one every year. Plateau keeps all reports...

Plateau Service Agreements: Lighten Your Load In previous posts, we discussed what wildlife management service agreements are and two of the three most popular agreement options landowners typically fit into – the Hands-Free (full compliance) and Work Share (split work) options. The final and simplest service agreement option, the lighten your load landowner, is often overlooked because of its minimal services but is a great option for landowners who live on their property or visit it often. The...

As seen in Texas Wildlife Association Magazine, June 2019   Small-acreage wildlife management is becoming more common every day, especially with the rapidly growing nature of the Texas population, which is expected to reach 45 million by the year 2050. As more and more people move to this great state, the negative impacts of habitat fragmentation become a harrowing reality. From major housing developments to ranchette-style properties, Texas lands are being steadily carved up, resulting in a loss...

From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team The first half of the year seems to have flown by and another hot, Texas summer is upon us. Although this spring has been wetter than usual, we all know the dry season is right around the corner. The rain has been kind this spring, allowing the flora and fauna to thrive. As we prepare ourselves for the heat, we must also remember how summer can affect our...