Land Report 100

2016 Land Report 100: McDonald Family

No. 24 McDonald Family 410,500 acres (NEW TO LIST) Based in Mountain Brook, Alabama, this family maintains the vast majority of its holdings (some 310,000 acres) in Maine via Great Northwoods LLC. It also owns 92,000 acres in Alabama and

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2016 Land Report 100: Drummond Family

No. 23 Drummond Family 433,000 acres In 2015, Drummond Land & Cattle Co. was inducted into the Sooner State’s Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. The family helped write ranching history in Oklahoma. Clan patriarch Frederick Drummond (1864–1913) emigrated from Scotland

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Land Report 100, Oklahoma, Southwest

2016 Land Report 100: Philip Anschutz

No. 22 Philip Anschutz 434,500 acres Wyoming’s reputation as a low-tax haven is somewhat suspect in certain quarters of downtown Denver, home of The Anschutz Corporation. The company developed its Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project on Anschutz’s Overland

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Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, West, Wyoming

2016 Land Report 100: Fisher Family

No. 21 Fisher Family 440,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher turned their attention to ecofriendly timber production in 1998 when they established Mendocino Redwood Company. A decade later, the couple acquired Pacific Lumber, which they

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

2016 Land Report 100: Simplot Family

No. 20 Simplot Family 443,091 acres At The J.R. Simplot Company website, Jack Simplot is described as possessing “a gambler’s intuition and a shrewd businessman’s judgment.” Proof of that came at age 14, when the youngster quit school to go

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, West

2016 Land Report 100: Westervelt Heirs

No. 19 Westervelt Heirs 477,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) Founded in 1884 as Prairie States Paper Company by Herbert Westervelt, the family-owned company is based in Tuscaloosa and currently operates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Business divisions

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2016 Land Report 100: Stimson Family

No. 18 Stimson Family 500,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) One of the oldest forest products companies in the nation, Stimson Lumber Company pre-dates the Civil War. The family owns significant fir, pine, and cedar operations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington, West

2016 Land Report 100: D.R. Horton

No. 17 D.R. Horton 503,000 acres (up 131,195 acres) Donald Horton continues to acquire large tracts in the desert Southwest. Most recently, Horton added the Spike Box and the York Ranch to his holdings, which include the Double V Ranch,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest

2016 Land Report 100: Martin Family

No. 16 Martin Family 570,000 acres NEW TO LIST Descendants of Roy O. Martin Jr. continue to steer the family business, which currently operates in 32 parishes. Now in its 93rd year, RoyOMartin owns approximately 150,000 acres of natural bottomland

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Louisiana, Minerals, South, Timber, Water

2016 Land Report 100: O’Connor Heirs

No. 15 O’Connor Heirs 580,000 acres (up 80,000 acres) Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor, a.k.a. “The Texas Cattle King,” was awarded a 4,428-acre land grant in 1834 near present day Victoria, and the family never looked back. One of his sons,

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas
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