Louisiana

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

Killam Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 41 Killam Family 277,000 acres This Laredo family’s ranching history dates to 1920 when O.W. Killam, a successful businessman and former state senator, left Oklahoma and set out in search of black gold in South Texas. He found it.

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Posted in Arkansas, Feature, Great Plains, Kansas, Land Report 100, Louisiana, Minerals, Nebraska, South, Southwest, Texas

BP to Pay $10.5 Billion for 470,000 Acres of Shale Assets in Texas and Louisiana

London-based BP announced that it was acquiring a portfolio of unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP for $10.5 billion. The onshore assets mark the first major acquisition by BP since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010. The portfolio

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Louisiana, Minerals, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

Martin Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 18 Martin Family 570,000 acres Descendants of Roy Martin Sr. (1890–1973) still lead the family business, which operates in 32 parishes and owns 150,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods in addition to pine and hardwood forest. Click here to see

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Louisiana, South, Timber

2016 Land Report 100: Martin Family

No. 16 Martin Family 570,000 acres NEW TO LIST Descendants of Roy O. Martin Jr. continue to steer the family business, which currently operates in 32 parishes. Now in its 93rd year, RoyOMartin owns approximately 150,000 acres of natural bottomland

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Louisiana, Minerals, South, Timber, Water

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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Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger Creates “New Paul Bunyan”

The $8.4 billion merger of Weyerhaeuser Company with Plum Creek Timber Company created the nation’s largest private landowner, leading one analyst to label the 13-million-acre behemoth the “new Paul Bunyan.” The company, which will operate under the Weyerhaeuser name, has

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Land Report Best Brokerage: United Country Gibson Realty & Land Company

United Country Gibson Realty & Land Company www.gibsonrealtyms.com (601) 250-0017 2014 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Experts in Mississippi and Louisiana hunting land, timberland, poultry farms, and country homes with acreage with an emphasis on tax-saving products and programs

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Hunting, Louisiana, Mississippi, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber

2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: RecLAND Realty

RecLAND Realty www.recland.net (318) 281-4900 2014 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Authorities in hunting land, timberland, and farmland in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. Wow: RecLAND finalized an endorsement partnership with Duck Commander and Buck Commander in December to become

Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Feature, Hunting, Louisiana, Mississippi, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Texas, Timber

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

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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