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Supreme Court Declines Coastal Act Case

A decade-long legal battle by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over private property rights versus public coastal access ended this month when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, reports the Los Angeles Times. Central to the dispute: a

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Lyda Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 47 Lyda Family 260,000 acres Sprawled across Pecos County in West Texas and in Baylor County, La Escalera (“Fe Ladder”) Ranch retains vaquero traditions while producing high-quality Angus and show-grade Quarter Horses. Photo Credit: Lyda Family Click here to

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

Critical Habitat Debated Before High Court

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not private property can be designated critical habitat for an endangered species that doesn’t live there. In 2012, US Fish and Wildlife labeled 1,500 acres of Louisiana forestland as critical habitat for

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Louisiana, News Desk, South

Galt Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 46 Galt Family 262,000 acres Former Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Commissioner Errol Galt owns the Martinsdale Ranch near the center of the state. Other Galt ranches can be found in Broadwater County, east of Helena along the Missouri

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Montana, West

U.S. Ranks As World’s Largest Oil Producer

For the first time since 1973, the United States has topped Saudi Arabia and Russia as the largest global producer of crude oil. The news was announced by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) and is based on preliminary estimates from

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, North Dakota, Southwest, Texas, West

Babbitt Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 45 Babbitt Heirs 270,000 acres Established in 1866, Babbitt Ranches dominates the country north of Flagstaff. Fourth-generation family member Billy Cordasco maintains the thriving breeding program as well as an abiding commitment to environmental stewardship. Click here to see

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest

Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch Sells; Burnt Leather Ranch Included in Transaction

Combination of adjacent Montana listings creates peerless 4,751-acre property with world-class recreational features. Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch and the Old Steen Place, an adjacent portion of the Burnt Leather Ranch, were sold by Fay Ranches to an unnamed buyer

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, Montana, News Desk, Recreation, Water, West

Yellowstone Club: Wilderness Ranches With All the Bells & Whistles

After spending eight years living and working in Russia with his family, Loren Bough and his wife knew they wanted their kids to grow up on a ranch in Montana instead of in a faraway land. Text by Corinne Garcia

Posted in Developers, Feature, Golf, Montana, Recreation, Residential Property, West

Jones Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 42 Jones Family 275,000 acres The heirs of William Whitby Jones run their South Texas cattle operation under one fence. The family’s Alta Vista Ranch is known for its biodiversity and produces substantial oil-and-gas revenues. Click here to see

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

CatchMark Timber Trust Acquires 18,000 Acres in Oregon

In its first Pacific Northwest purchase, the company gains 18,063 prime acres known as the Brandon Property from Forest Investment Associates (FIA) for $88.8 million. The acquisition was funded with cash on hand and borrowing under an amended credit facility.

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

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