Idaho

Bureau of Land Management to Exit Washington?

A host of Western cities are courting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the hopes of attracting the new BLM headquarters. The move is part of Secretary Zinke’s plan to relocate the agency closer to the bulk of the lands it

Posted in Colorado, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

Western Landowner Portrait: Mike and Tom Page, Big Creek Ranch in Idaho

Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by Ilona McCarty “I look at the public lands as a huge asset, assuming you take the time to understand how they work and get to know the people involved.” — Tom Page Start

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Water, West

The Land Report Rockies 2018

Celebrate the Western Landowner with our 2018 Rockies issue! Landowner Roundup: Daunting obstacles and collaborative solutions are the hallmarks of these four ranching operations. Lesli Allison reports from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. Yellowstone Club: Join Corinne Garcia for a

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Minerals, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Holding Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Holding Family 400,000 acres Robert Earl Holding’s heirs own Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil and Gas, which the late patriarch purchased in 1976. The following year, Holding acquired Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort, one of the last family-owned ski resorts in

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

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

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

2016 Land Report 100: Simplot Family

No. 20 Simplot Family 443,091 acres At The J.R. Simplot Company website, Jack Simplot is described as possessing “a gambler’s intuition and a shrewd businessman’s judgment.” Proof of that came at age 14, when the youngster quit school to go

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, West

2016 Land Report 100: Stimson Family

No. 18 Stimson Family 500,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) One of the oldest forest products companies in the nation, Stimson Lumber Company pre-dates the Civil War. The family owns significant fir, pine, and cedar operations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and

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

2016 Land Report 100: Wilks Brothers

No. 11 Wilks Brothers 672,000 acres (up 172,000 acres) Brothers Farris and Dan began their careers as bricklayers; they made their fortune in fracking. In 2011, the two sold their 70 percent stake in Frac Tech Holdings for $3.5 billion

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Posted in Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

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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