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USDA Seeks to Restore 400,000 Acres Longleaf Pine Forest on Private Lands

Recognized as one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, longleaf pine forests once totaled more than 90 million acres and extended from Southern Virginia to Central Florida and East Texas. Less than 4 million acres exist today. In

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

2016 Land Report 100: McDonald Family

No. 24 McDonald Family 410,500 acres (NEW TO LIST) Based in Mountain Brook, Alabama, this family maintains the vast majority of its holdings (some 310,000 acres) in Maine via Great Northwoods LLC. It also owns 92,000 acres in Alabama and

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, Northeast, Recreation, South, Timber

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2017

Big ranches, big resources, and big views dominate the nation’s leading listings. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real estate advisor for

Posted in California, Colorado, Feature, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, West

Rayonier to Acquire 95,100 Acres in Southeast

Jacksonville-based timber REIT Rayonier announced that it has entered into three separate transactions with different sellers in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to acquire approximately 95,100 acres of high-quality industrial timberlands. The aggregate purchase price will be $217 million ($2,280

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Posted in Feature, Florida, Georgia, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber

2016 Land Report 100: Westervelt Heirs

No. 19 Westervelt Heirs 477,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) Founded in 1884 as Prairie States Paper Company by Herbert Westervelt, the family-owned company is based in Tuscaloosa and currently operates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Business divisions

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Land Report 100, Mississippi, South, South Carolina, Timber, Water

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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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas

Land Report April 2017 Newsletter

President Trump has directed the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated over the past two decades that exceed 100,000 acres. This includes monuments established by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Other updates in this month’s newsletter include: Hawaii’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, South, South Carolina, 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

1031 Exchanges Endangered

Congress considers eliminating key landowner tax tool. Grover Norquist is bullish on the prospects for passage of tax reform legislation this year. However, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform is sounding an alarm on the potential repeal

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Posted in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, 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

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real

Posted in California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water, West
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