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Oregon Judge Orders Teenager to Pay $36 Million in Restitution for Starting Massive Wildfire in 2017

More than 48,000 acres were torched after a 15-year old tossed a firecracker and ignited last year’s deadly Eagle Creek Fire. A total of 11 claims were submitted, ranging from $8,111.14 by Allstate Insurance to more than $21 million in

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Public Land

Jeff Bezos: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos 400,000 acres One of the nation’s top landowners set off a bidding frenzy in 2017, and it was all about land, specifically urban acreage. On September 7, AMZN announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second

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Posted in Developers, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Washington

Fisher Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family 440,000 acres Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher own Mendocino Redwood Company and Pacific Lumber, now known as Humboldt Redwood. In 2017, the Fishers funded the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund to benefit

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

Simplot Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,000 acres Jack Simplot (1909–2008) quit school and left home in eighth grade. In the 1940s, he pioneered the frozen french fry. At one time the exclusive french fry supplier to McDonald’s, Simplot later expanded his

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Nevada, Oregon, Pacific, Washington, West

The Land Report Spring 2018

The Land Report Spring 2018 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces the 2017 Deals of the Year: Deal of the Year: Jack and Laura Dangermond’s $165 Million Donation Preserves Santa Barbara’s Bixby Ranch as the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Ranchland Deal of the Year: Colorado’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Developers, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

Washington Governor to Decide Fate of Solar Farm

Jeff and Jackie Brunson have grown alfalfa, Timothy hay, and other crops on their Central Washington farm in Kittitas County. They want to expand their farming operation to include a solar power lease to Seattle-based Tuusso Energy, and Gov. Jay

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, Pacific, Washington

Stimson Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 20 Stimson Family 552,000 acres (up 52,000 acres) One of the nation’s oldest forest products companies, Stimson Lumber Company pre-dates the Civil War. The Stimson family owns significant fir, pine, and cedar operations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Eastern

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

California Landowner Faces 140 Potential State and Federal Violations

An anonymous tip helped California wildlife officers uncover the worst instance of raptor poaching in state history. Investigators discovered an extraordinary number of rapture carcasses, other dead birds, and wildlife on an 80-acre property belonging to Richard Parker. The 67-year-old

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Posted in California, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific

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

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

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