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2016 Land Report 100: Irving Family

No. 6 Irving Family 1,246,000 acres (down 4,000 acres) Based in New Brunswick, J.D. Irving Limited ranks as one of Canada’s largest privately owned companies and has wide-ranging commercial operations, including hydropower, shipbuilding, consumer products, transportation and logistics, and forestry

Posted in Conservation, Feature, International, Maine, Northeast, Timber

SOLD! Colorado’s Kessler Canyon Sells for $28 Million

Former Days Inn Hotels CEO Richard Kessler has sold his exquisite ranch resort west of Glenwood Springs to CheckFree founder Peter Kight. Numerous structures built to exacting standards exist on the property, including the 20,000-square-foot Homestead Lodge. According to The

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Residential Property, West

2016 Land Report 100: Reed Family

No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres One of the oldest continuously operating forest products companies in the Pacific Northwest, the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company got its start in 1890. Now in its fifth generation of operation, Green Diamond

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

Behold An Enchanted Forest

A Maine entrepreneur’s extraordinary generosity spurs the creation of a North Woods gem. Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby just put a big X on her bucket list. She gave away 87,654 acres — to the Department of the Interior. The

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

Facebook CEO Drops Legal Action Against Native Hawaiians

While attempting to clean up the title on parcels within his 700-acre Kauai estate, Mark Zuckerberg ran into a public relations buzz saw. Zuckerberg’s counsel attempted to use a legal maneuver called “quiet title and partition” to determine ownership of

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific

2016 Land Report 100: Stan Kroenke

No. 4 Stan Kroenke 1,380,000 acres (up 522,000 acres) Earlier this year, the owner of the Los Angeles Rams, the Denver Nuggets, and numerous other sports franchises added the historic Waggoner Ranch to his stable of ranch holdings. Spanning six

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

California Emerges from Prolonged Drought

Recent rains and substantial winter storms have put an end to a harrowing stretch of Exceptional Drought that has plagued the Golden State. At its worst, the crippling conditions covered two-thirds of the state, decimating agriculture, aiding wildfires, and forcing

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Water

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real

Posted in California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

2016 Land Report 100: Emmerson Family

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,950,000+ acres (up 35,000 acres) Next time you drive past a construction site, take a close look at the frames being hoisted into place. Or the windows and the doors. Don’t be surprised if you spy

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Posted in California, Feature, Pacific, Timber, Washington

EPA Claims No Legal Authority to Pay $1.2 Billion in Gold King Spill Cleanup Claims

Agency cites sovereign immunity, lack of Congressional authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that the agency is not legally able to pay compensation for claims brought in connection with the three million gallons of waste released from the

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water, West
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