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We hope you’ve spent the last few months recharging, spending time with family, preparing for fall hunting and cooler weather.  Even though you have fall colors on the brain, it’s still Summer and more than the weather is hot…so are our listings!

We’ve been keeping cool by adding 100+ new properties to our website.  Have a look.  It’s not too late to buy now and be on your own land this Fall!  So, whether you’re looking for information about the recreational and hunting lifestyle or want to see what properties we currently have listed, have a look and see what’s hot in our neck of the woods!

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In this issue…

            • New to Buying Recreational Real Estate?  Questions to Ask.
            • PotlatchDeltic sells high quality homesites and homes in West Little Rock.  Welcome to Chenal Valley!
            • And, don’t miss the Property Showcase to see some of our best land-buying opportunities. Click here >>Image result for video icon

You’ll find all these great articles and more in this issue of Property  Perspective – ONLINE or PDF to read, just click on your preferred viewing  format.

So, whether you’re a first-time buyer just getting started or you’d like to expand your property holdings, we’re glad you’re here. Before you go, we invite you to:

Preview PotlatchDeltic’s premier property inventory – AlabamaArkansas IdahoMinnesota Mississippi .

Click here to tell us a little more  about what type of property you’re looking for and we’d be happy to introduce you to a member of our team – each an expert in their neck of the woods and the perfect partner in your search for your dream property.

Have questions or not sure how to get started?  Send us an email.

Happy hunting!

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Hiking Safely in the Heat

As you go for long hikes in the summer weather, you probably will think about the obvious safety rules. Consider hiking earlier or later in the day when it isn’t as hot. Make sure you bring water. Protect your skin from sunburn. And wear the right clothes.  a hiker taking refuge in the shade on hot hiking day

But as you make your plans, here are four things you might not know, thanks to an excellent blog post on the REI website:

  1. All clothes block the sun’s effects to some extent, but more and more manufacturers are offering clothing that’s rated to protect you. Common ratings are UPF 15, UPF 30 and UPF 50+, much like the way sunscreens use SPF ratings.  But there is one major difference between the two ratings. SPF only rates effectiveness against UVB rays, which is considered to be the more damaging type of light. UPF, however, measures how a piece of clothing works in blocking both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) light.
  2. Most people talk about the need to avoid dehydration on long hikes, but many hikers don’t realize there is also risk in overhydration. To avoid that risk, drink water every 15-20 minutes, but be careful not to drink more than you sweat. Also, work in a sports drink or other ways to add electrolytes and/or eating salty snacks to make sure your salt levels stay on track.
  3. How far you go on your first hike in the summer matters. It may take at least several weeks to acclimate to the hot weather, so be sure to take it easy on your first few summer hikes.

  4. Heat exhaustion happens, so make sure you keep an eye on your hiking partners to check for telltale signs, like nausea, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, and headaches.  If you think someone is showing those signs, have them rest in the shade, rehydrate, and if conditions persist, abandon the hike and seek medical help.

It’s important for everyone to be safe this summer in the outdoors, and PotlatchDeltic works to make its properties both appealing and safe for everyone who uses them. Happy hiking, everyone!

 

 

 

LINK: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/hot-weather-hiking.html

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Campfire Burn Ban announced on Idaho Property

PotlatchDeltic Corporation today announced effective Thursday, July 25, 2019, that no campfires or open burning will be allowed on its property in the State of Idaho due to increasing fire danger in the region. The burning ban on PotlatchDeltic’s Idaho properties will remain in effect until conditions improve. Additional information about PotlatchDeltic’s Idaho properties can be found online at www.potlatchdeltic.com. PotlatchDeltic urges all visitors to Idaho’s forests to exercise extreme caution in regards to fire while recreating this summer.

No matter where you’re outdoors this summer, please be careful in this heat and these weather conditions.  Interested in some safety tips?  Check our this article about Campfire Safety or read our blog or visit our Resource Library for more helpful information.

To read the full press release or visit the PotlatchDeltic Corporation website, click here.

 

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How far would you travel to your rec property?

When thinking about your recreational or hunting property purchase, a lot goes into it.  According to the most recent LANDTHINK Pulse Survey, travel time takes top priority and buyers are willing to travel 100 miles to use the property.  CLICK THE ARTICLE BELOW FOR MORE DETAIL!

Want to know more about making the purchase decision?  We invite you to check out our Resource Library, our Blog or a short primer published on LandThink by Jonathan Goode of Southeastern Land Group, one of our Alabama Preferred Brokers, about the bare minimum of things you need to know that will help you get started with your land purchase.

Pulse: When Buying Recreational Land, Travel Time Takes High Priority

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Water Skiers & Wakeboarders – Learn the Hand Signals

If you water ski or wakeboard, you know by now that once you’re underway, it’s very hard to communicate with the boat driver verbally over the noise of the motor.

What you may not know is there’s an entire set of common hand signals that experienced water skiers and wakeboarders use to communicate with the boat driver. These signals can make the experience more pleasant, and in some cases, may prevent a potentially risky situation.

As several examples of how the signals work, when you’re in the water, patting your head with your right hand means you want to go back to the dock, and holding your hands together over your head tells the boat driver that you’re okay.

In addition to learning the signals, it’s also important to remember several key safety tips. Make sure the tow rope is clear of the propeller or any other hazards before taking off. Check that the propeller is off before you get back into the boat. And head back to the dock for the day before daylight starts to fade.

PotlatchDeltic recreational properties are often within easy reach of great spots for boating. Contact one of the real estate experts in the PotlatchDeltic broker network to learn how you can buy a home base for your activities in the woods and on the water!

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LandFlip: Buying Property from a Timber Company

Looking for a property to call your own, you may want to consider buying land from a timber company with experience in managing rural timberland. Check out this great read submitted by one of our Minnesota Preferred Brokers, Natalie Cowart of United County – Banning Junction Real Estate.   AND – WHILE YOU’RE CHECKING OUT THIS ARTICLE, BE SURE TO ANSWER THE MONTHLY PULSE QUESTION.  Sponsored this month by PotlatchDeltic! 

                                    Click to read full article

We know a great timber company that sells well-managed, all-season properties.  Visit with us online to learn more!

 

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Happy Independence Day!

All of us at PotlatchDeltic wish you and yours a Happy 4th of July!

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday while we celebrate the holiday with family and friends.
Please visit with us online or try us again on Monday, July 8th.   Thank you!
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Changes to Idaho Recreation Permits

SPOKANE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ: PCH) today announced changes to requirements for recreational permits in Idaho.

PotlatchDeltic recently leased day use recreational access on over 567,000 acres of Idaho timberland to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. The agreement secures and preserves access to the public for recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife viewing, hiking and recreational travel.Image result for Idaho FIsh & Game

Through the agreement, the public is free to recreate on PotlatchDeltic Idaho lands, except for some parcels associated with log yards, mill sites and certain acres listed for sale. Recreational travel is limited to motor vehicle travel on roads open to full sized vehicles. As a result, passenger vehicle permits are no longer required and those who have purchased a passenger vehicle permit from PotlatchDeltic for 2019 will receive an automatic refund. Permits and fees are still required for ATV use, camping and firewood cutting. PotlatchDeltic will also continue its exclusive campsite leases in select areas of North Idaho. PotlatchDeltic general recreation policies and regulations will remain in effect. Additional information can be found at https://idahoaccess.potlatchdeltic.com.

 

About PotlatchDeltic
PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that owns nearly 1.9 million acres of timberlands in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi. Through its taxable REIT subsidiary, the company also operates six sawmills, an industrial-grade plywood mill, a residential and commercial real estate development business and a rural timberland sales program. PotlatchDeltic, a leader in sustainable forest practices, is dedicated to long-term stewardship and sustainable management of its timber resources. More information can be found at www.potlatchdeltic.com.

Press Release 5/20/19.  For more news from PotlatchDeltic, please visit https://investors.potlatchdeltic.com/news-and-events/default.aspx

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Practice Common Sense on the Water this Summer

As you go boating this summer, it’s important to remember some safety basics, which aren’t a hassle and won’t get in the way of your fun.

Here are four tips to remember, courtesy of the National Safety Council:

  1. If you’re wondering whether wearing a life jacket is really necessary, know that 84% of U.S. boating deaths in 2017 involved boaters who weren’t wearing a life jacket. Bring a properly-fitted life jacket for everyone in the boat – big or small – and make wearing one a requirement for coming along.
  2. Know the “rules of the road” for boating, meaning how to follow markers and how to interact with other boats when they’re nearby. And know the laws in the state where you’re boating.
  3. Take the time to do a safety check of the boat before you head out, and be sure you bring a tool kit and a first aid kit.
  4. Just like when you’re driving a car, drinking alcohol and driving a boat is a really bad idea. If needed, have a designated driver, just as you would if you’re out on the town with friends.

PotlatchDeltic is committed to promoting safety in the outdoors as we sell quality recreational properties in Minnesota, Idaho, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Contact one of the real estate experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker network to find out more about our land for sale.

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