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26 – Jones Heirs – 255,000 acres

The Joneses are tight-lipped about their South Texas landholdings, but previous reports show the family owning more than 250,000 acres. The accumulation of land started more than a century ago with William Whitby Jones, and now continues with A.C. Jones

Posted in Texas

27 – True Family – 255,000 acres

Established in 1957 with the purchase of Wyoming’s Double Four Ranch at the foot of Laramie Peak, the True family has since expanded its holdings to include seven ranches, two farms, and two feedlots. They run Angus, Black Baldy, Charolais,

Posted in Texas

28 – The Bell Ranch – 250,000 acres

In 1824, the Mexican government granted former Spanish Army Captain Pablo Montoya more than 600,000 acres outside of present-day Tucumcari, New Mexico. In 1947, after a slew of colorful owners, the land was divided into six parcels. William Lane II

Posted in New Mexico

31 – D.K. Boyd – 243,437 acres

A Lubbock oilman, Boyd acquired the 137,372-acre Frying Pan Ranch in 1996 and the 106,065-acre LE Ranch in 1998. The two cattle ranches are among the most historic in the West Texas/Southeast New Mexico region and date back to the

Posted in New Mexico, Texas

32 – Langdale Family – 240,000 acres

Based in Valdosta, Georgia, the Langdale Company dates back to 1894. Founder John Wesley Langdale died in 1911 and left his property to his three sons, one of whom was Harley Langdale Sr. Harley acquired more and more land, most

Posted in Georgia

33 – Koch Family – 230,000 acres

Dixie cups, Brawny paper towels, Stainmaster carpet—these are a few of the consumer products produced by Koch Industries, one of the world’s largest privately held companies. Among the family’s holdings are the Matador Cattle Company in Texas and another 92,000

Posted in Kansas, Missouri, Texas

34 – Tim Blixseth – 213,895 acres

Blixseth made his fortune in timber, but recently shifted focus to the luxury resort business. In the 1990s, he and his wife, Edra, developed the country’s only private golf and ski resort, the Yellowstone Club, on 13,400 acres in Big

Posted in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming

Obama to Nominate Salazar for Interior

Landowners in the West will have one of their own heading up the Interior Department in the new Obama Administration. According to published reports, Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) will be named the 50th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Minerals, Public Land, Timber, Water

Pinon Canyon: “One Colossal Land Grab”

Folks in Southern Colorado don’t trust the Army. And with good reason. In 1983, when the Department of Defense established the 500-square-mile Pinon Canon Maneuver Site (PCMS), the Army acquired almost half the 285,000 acres by using eminent domain. It

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Gustav Schmiege, Magazine, News Desk, Public Land, Topics, Trey Garrison, West

Sold! Montana’s 6,462-acre Scott Ranch

A lot of noteworthy closings taking place in and around Yellowstone County, Montana. Last week we reported on the sale of the 15,800-acre Bar Diamond Ranch. This time around it’s the 6,462-acre Scott Ranch on the Crow Reservation southeast of Billings, which James Stinehagen of the

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, West

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