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Pingree Heirs: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres In addition to founding one of the country’s oldest timber empires, Salem shipping merchant David Pingree ranks as a forward-thinker on a par with Henry Ford and Bill Gates. In the early 1840s, Pingree

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Irving Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,246,236 acres (up 236 acres) Founded in 1882, privately held J.D. Irving Company owns some 3.2 million acres in Canada, where it is based in New Brunswick, and manages an additional 2.8 million acres. Seed production

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Peter Buck: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 11 Peter Buck 800,000 acres (NEW TO LIST) Subway cofounder joins Land Report 100 at No. 11 Trained as a nuclear physicist at Columbia University, Peter Buck loaned family friend Fred DeLuca $1,000 in 1965. The goal? To open

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Charlotte’s Web Farm on Market for First Time in 30 Years

Yankee Magazine reports that E.B. White’s 44-acre saltwater farm on the Maine coast has been listed for $3.7 million by Martha Dischinger at Downeast Properties. E.B. and Katharine White bought the farm, which sits on a small inlet off Blue

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Maine, Northeast, Residential Property

Land Report August 2017 Newsletter

BREAKING NEWS! COLORADO’S CIELO VISTA RANCH SELLS. The 83,368-acre contiguous tract originally listed for $105 million with Jeff Hubbard and Pat Lancaster of Mirr Ranch Group. More details in our August newsletter, which also features four other standout properties: Colorado’s Nottingham

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Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Florida, Georgia, Hunting, Maine, Minerals, Mississippi, Newsletter, North Carolina

2016 Land Report 100: Pingree Heirs

No. 10 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres) Salem shipping merchant David Pingree purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. The savvy Bay Stater sensed that the golden age of the clipper ship was coming to an end. Furthermore, the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Kentucky, Land Report 100, Maine, Midwest, New Hampshire, Northeast, Ohio, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Wisconsin

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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2016 Land Report 100: Irving Family

No. 6 Irving Family 1,246,000 acres (down 4,000 acres) Based in New Brunswick, J.D. Irving Limited ranks as one of Canada’s largest privately owned companies and has wide-ranging commercial operations, including hydropower, shipbuilding, consumer products, transportation and logistics, and forestry

Posted in Conservation, Feature, International, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

Behold An Enchanted Forest

A Maine entrepreneur’s extraordinary generosity spurs the creation of a North Woods gem. Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby just put a big X on her bucket list. She gave away 87,654 acres — to the Department of the Interior. The

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

2015 Land Report 100: Cassidy Heirs

No. 49 Cassidy Heirs 212,985 acres As a boy of 10, John Cassidy crossed the Atlantic from his native Ireland with nothing more than a pack on his back. He hauled bricks to make ends meet. Buying up Maine timberland

Posted in Feature, Maine, Northeast, Timber
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