Land Report 100

Wilks Brothers: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 13 Wilks Brothers 702,000 acres (up 30,000 acres) In 2011, Farris and Dan Wilks sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion to a group that included South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund. In addition to

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, West

Ford Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 12 Ford Family 783,000 acres (up 158,000 acres) Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill cobbled together with salvaged equipment near Roseburg, Oregon. This year, his heirs acquired their first land outside of the Pacific Northwest when

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, North Carolina, Northeast, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Virginia

Pingree Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In addition to founding one of the country’s oldest timber empires, Salem shipping merchant David Pingree ranks as a forward-thinker on a par with Henry Ford and Bill Gates. In the early 1840s, Pingree

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

King Ranch Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres On August 25, the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall near Rockport, Texas. King Ranch was spared, but Hurricane Harvey took a terrible toll. In the days that followed, an overwhelming number

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Singleton Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 8 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Family patriarch Henry Singleton (1916–1999) bought the historic San Cristobal Ranch south of Santa Fe in 1986. It was the first of numerous ranch acquisitions by the Teledyne cofounder, who ultimately expanded his holdings

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Posted in Agriculture, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest

Brad Kelley: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 7 Brad Kelley 1,150,000 acres (up 150,000 acres) Kelley’s Calumet Farm continues its return to glory. Since acquiring it in 2013, the Kentucky native has been burnishing the reputation of the legendary breeding and training facility on the track

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Kentucky, Land Report 100, South

Irving Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,246,236 acres (up 236 acres) Founded in 1882, privately held J.D. Irving Company owns some 3.2 million acres in Canada, where it is based in New Brunswick, and manages an additional 2.8 million acres. Seed production

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Reed Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres On October 12, it was announced that the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company would become an equity partner in Twin Creeks LLC, a joint venture formed in part by Seattle-based Silver Creek Capital,

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber, Washington

Stan Kroenke: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 4 Stan Kroenke 1,380,000 acres One of the greatest opportunities awarded to private landowners is the restoration and enhancement of the lands they steward. At Kroenke Ranches, this includes initiatives at Montana’s Broken O Ranch and Texas’s Waggoner Ranch.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Montana, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

Emmerson Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,959,666 acres (up 9,666 acres) The Emmersons’ Sierra Pacific Industries relies on 5,000 crew members to manage nearly 2 million acres of California and Washington timberland, run more than 20 facilities, and market finished products across

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber, Washington
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