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2015 Land Report 100: Killam Family

No. 34 Killam Family 255,000 acres Nearly half the family’s holdings consist of Duval County Ranch near the South Texas town of Freer, a once-distressed ecosystem that David Killam has worked tirelessly to restore. Abundant wildlife includes whitetailed deer, wild

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Wyoming “Owns” the Wind

Cowboy State tax that generates millions from wind power imperils multi-billion-dollar Anschutz project. Wyoming prides itself on its status as a low tax haven. It has no individual income tax, no corporate income tax, and according to the Tax Foundation,

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Taxes, West, Wyoming

Whiskey and Eggs

A delightful missive from the First Lady of Cutting. What a nice article regarding King Ranch Quarter Horses and more [“Horse Power,” The Land Report, Texas 2016]. There are a few discrepancies I’d like to point out and offer a

Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Southwest, Texas

2015 Land Report 100: Holding Family

No. 20 Holding Family 400,000 acres Heirs of Robert Earl Holding, who launched an empire in 1952 with the purchase of an interest in a 24-hour gas station located in Little America, Wyoming, own land in that state as well

Posted in Feature, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Recreation, West, Wyoming

FOR SALE: Jasper County Plantation Owned by the Heirs of the Marshall Field Family and the Doubleday Family

Chelsea Plantation Comes to Market for $32.775 Million The Wall Street Journal reports the listing of the Jasper County plantation owned by the heirs of the Marshall Field family and the Doubleday family. Located between Charleston and Savannah, 5,892-acre Chelsea

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Posted in Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, South, South Carolina

2015 Land Report 100: Ford Family

No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post–World War II housing boom hit,

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

FOR SALE: 17,045-Acre Pine Plantation in Arkansas

AFM Land Sales Offers Spout Springs The 17,045-acre pine plantation has been managed by current ownership and the previous two owners for pine sawtimber production. Spout Springs has an estimated 1.1 million tons of merchantable pine and hardwood timber. Seventy-one

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Posted in Arkansas, Feature, South, Timber

The American Sportsman: Legends of Quail

To commemorate one of the greatest years for quail, Boone Pickens invited a Who’s Who of wingshooters to his Mesa Vista Ranch. Text by Henry Chappell | Photography by Wyman Meinzer & Russell Graves T. Boone Pickens drives down a

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water

2015 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

No. 7 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Family patriarch Henry Singleton (1916–1999) was a man of science. The MIT graduate cofounded the industrial conglomerate Teledyne with George Kozmetsky in 1960. Twenty-five years later, he bought the historic San Cristobal Ranch in

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, New Mexico, Pacific, Southwest

California Drought Claims 66 Million Dead Trees

Four years of punishing drought coupled with a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures has led to record levels of tree die-off. “Tree die-offs of this magnitude are unprecedented and increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires that

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Water

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