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2013 Land Report 100: Collier Family

No. 26 Collier Family 280,000 acres Florida’s Collier County is named for family patriarch Barron Collier, a Tennessee native who relocated to the Sunshine State in the early 1900s and became one of Florida’s largest developers and landowners. The family’s

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Florida, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, South

2013 Land Report 100: Lykes Heirs

No. 12 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes gave up medicine in the 1870s to take over his family’s 500 acres in Hernando County, Florida. The company he founded with his sons is still a privately held, family-managed

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

Land’s Best Friend: Treeing Walkers

Leader of the Pack: When it comes to following a trail, Treeing Walkers set the pace. — Henry Chappell Just as the English pointer dominates modern pointing dog field trials, the Treeing Walker coonhound dominates today’s coon dog trails. The

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Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell

2013 Land Report 100: Singleton Family

No. 6 Singleton Family 1,100,000 acres Headquartered in New Mexico’s Galisteo Basin just south of Santa Fe, the family’s 81,000-acre San Cristobal Ranch has operated for four centuries between the Ortiz Mountains, the Cerrillos Hills, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,

Posted in California, Cattle, Feature, New York, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest

2013 Land Report 100: Fasken Family

No. 59 Fasken Family 165,000 acres In 1913, a Canadian attorney named David Fasken purchased the 222,600-acre C Ranch from the estate of Nelson Morris, a Chicago meatpacker who had bought the acreage in Andrews, Ector, Martin, and Midland counties

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Scotland to Limit Land Ownership?

A recently released report commissioned by the Scottish Government recommends passage of laws limiting private ownership of land. On September 18, Scots will go to the polls to determine whether their homeland will become an independent country or remain a

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, International, News Desk

Sold! Connecticut’s Copper Beech Farm

Named for the large copper beech trees populating the property, Copper Beech Farm, a relic of Old Greenwich, has sold! Appearing in The Land Report’s Spring 2014 Top Ten listings of the nation’s priciest properties, this estate occupies 50 acres

Posted in Connecticut, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Residential Property

2013 Land Report 100: Koch Family

No. 39 Koch Family 239,000 acres This family’s multinational corporation is based in Wichita, Kansas and its subsidiaries are involved in more industry sectors than you can shake a stick at. Koch owns Georgia-Pacific, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals,

Posted in Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Georgia, Great Plains, Illinois, Kansas, Midwest, Minerals, Minnesota, Montana, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas, West

On The Block: Leases for Offshore Wind Sites

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is selling leases for wind turbine sites a dozen miles offshore from Ocean City. The agency will take bids August 19, 2014 on nearly 80,000 acres for two wind projects. This will be

Posted in Auctions, Energy, Feature, Maryland, News Desk, South

2013 Land Report 100: Nunley Family

No. 24 Nunley Family 301,500 acres Through their Nunley Bros. Ranches, third-generation ranchers Richard and Bob Nunley have holdings in Texas and New Mexico, with headquarters in Sabinal, Texas. One of their many innovations was to incorporate Santa Gertrudis Breeders

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest, Texas
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