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Land Report 2015 Timberland Deal of the Year: Weyerhaeuser Company & Plum Creek Merger

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In February, a landmark deal was sealed when Weyerhaeuser Company merged with timberlands giant Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. Now publicly traded under the Weyerhaeuser name (WY), the creation of this timberland behemoth — to the tune of $8.4 billion

Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, South, Timber

800,000+ Acres Added to Conservation Reserve Program

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The current enrollment was one of the most selective sign-up periods in CRP’s 30-year history. Per-acre conservation benefits were maximized, and multiple conservation priorities were targeted simultaneously. “Over the past 30 years, CRP has created major environmental improvements throughout the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

2015 Land Report 100: Louis Bacon

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No. 45 Louis Bacon 218,331 acres | 210,278 under conservation In the last two years, conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon made continued inroads to build upon conservation and restoration initiatives across his properties and worked to protect other special places throughout

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, North Carolina, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, South, Vermont, West

Land Report April 2016 Newsletter

New listings dominate our April newsletter, including Sandow Lakes Ranch in the heart of Central Texas. The 33,777-acre property is a multi-use powerhouse with substantial ag and hunting upside and the most water rights on the market in Texas today. Sandow

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: John Malone

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No. 1 John Malone 2,200,000 acres In 2015, the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation paid $1.7 million for the 230-acre Gorrill Farmstead near Lawrence, Kansas. Not a big deal, right? Think again. The purchase reflects a handshake of far greater

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Timber

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

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The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Equities, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pacific, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

White Deer Flourish at a Former Army Depot

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By Rosemary O’Keefe Thanks to a protected, predator-free environment, a herd of rare white deer has swelled to more than 200 at the former Seneca Army Depot in Seneca County, New York. In 1941, the Army opened the storage and

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land

2015 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

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No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In 1841, the Merchant Prince of Salem, David Pingree, purchased his first tract of Maine timberland. Pingree had become interested in land when acquiring pine cargo, and he sensed that the heyday of the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Timber

Land Report’s 2015 Gear of the Year

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The Magazine of the American Landowner set out to make life on your land more enjoyable, more productive, and more convenient. Here’s what we came up with. Produced by Daniel Reed Photography by Gustav Schmiege III HUNTER ORIGINAL TALL RAIN

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Dogs, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, States, Timber, West
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