Land Report 100

2016 Land Report 100: Lykes Heirs

No. 14 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres In the decade following the Civil War, Dr. Howell Lykes shuttered his medical practice to oversee the family farm in Florida’s Hernando County. In 1900, he and his seven sons incorporated Lykes Bros. Inc.

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2016 Land Report 100: Ford Family

No. 13 Ford Family 625,000 acres Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out in 1936 with a single sawmill cobbled together with salvaged equipment near Roseburg, Oregon. From a one-room office, he served as head salesman, logger, and on occasion, camp cook

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

2016 Land Report 100: Briscoe Family

No. 12 Briscoe Family 640,000 acres (up 80,000 acres) One family member, Andrew Briscoe, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Another member — the venerable Dolph Briscoe Jr. — served two terms as the Lone Star State’s

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

2016 Land Report 100: Wilks Brothers

No. 11 Wilks Brothers 672,000 acres (up 172,000 acres) Brothers Farris and Dan began their careers as bricklayers; they made their fortune in fracking. In 2011, the two sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion

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

2016 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres) Salem shipping merchant David Pingree purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. The savvy Bay Stater sensed that the golden age of the clipper ship was coming to an end. Furthermore, the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Kentucky, Land Report 100, Maine, Midwest, New Hampshire, Northeast, Ohio, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Wisconsin

2016 Land Report 100: King Ranch Heirs

No. 9 King Ranch Heirs 911,215 acres In 2015, King Ranch announced the purchase of The Boon from Alice Walton and her Rocking W Ranch. The Boon is a seventh-generation descendant of Old Sorrel, King Ranch’s foundation stallion and the

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

2016 Land Report 100: Brad Kelley

No. 8 Brad Kelley 1,000,000 acres (down 500,000 acres) The publicity-shy Kentucky native ranks as this year’s biggest loser, thanks in large measure to a rare interview with The Wall Street Journal in which he confirmed that his landholdings totaled

Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Land Report 100, Pacific, South, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas

2016 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

No. 7 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres For four centuries, the San Cristobal Ranch has run cattle just south of Santa Fe between the Ortiz Mountains, the Cerrillos Hills, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Jemez Mountains. Family patriarch Henry

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

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, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

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, Land Report 100, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington
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