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Is Rural Living for You?


his handbook is designed to introduce current and prospective rural landowners to land-stewardship resources. Often, newcomers accustomed to services normally provided by urban governments are surprised by the hard work required to manage rural property. Relating with neighbors can become helpful or difficult, depending on how you manage your rural property. Use this handbook as a resource in determining whether rural life is for you. It contains information about agencies and organizations that can help clarify regulations, policies, rights and planning decisions during a transition to living in rural Deschutes County. It provides answers to general questions, including those on land-use planning, gardening, irrigation, livestock management, forest and range management and wildlife concerns.

The communities of La Pine, Sisters, Redmond, and Bend are unique, and each community has its own rules and regulations.

Deschutes County Rural Living Handbook


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