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2014 Land Report 100: Hearst Family

No. 46 Hearst Family 214,000 acres Media magnate William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) made history with his newspaper publishing empire, but it was his father, George Hearst (1820-1891), who built the family fortune. And it all began with land. (Click here

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Recreation, Timber

Job Growth in Agriculture Sector Outpaces Graduates

Each year an average of 57,900 job openings are created in agriculture and renewable natural resources, yet only 35,400 college degrees in agricultural-related fields are awarded in the U.S. This leaves a shortfall of 22,500 positions. According to the USDA,

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2014 Land Report 100: True Family

No. 34 True Family 255,000 acres Since the 1950s, the True family’s business holdings have been closely linked to successful oil-field development and production in Wyoming. The family’s ranch holdings are equally impressive: True Ranches includes seven productive properties, two

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Energy, Farming, Feature, News Desk, West, Wyoming

Rockefeller Scion Celebrates 100th Birthday with 1,000-acre Donation

David Rockefeller is celebrating his centennial by donating 1,000 acres of fields, streams, and freshwater ponds in Maine to the Mount Desert Island & Garden Preserve. “This magnificent state and its wonderful residents have been such an integral part of

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Posted in Conservation, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

Land Report 2014 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Rockpile Ranch

A new generation of stewards acquire a Far West Texas landmark. Text by Katy Richardson | Photography by Laurence Parent Drive toward the Davis Mountains in Far West Texas, and you’ll be treated to some of the most jaw-dropping scenery

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Water

Colorado-based Vail Resorts Acquires Australia’s Largest Ski Resort

Colorado-based Vail Resorts recently announced the purchase of the 3,000-acre Perisher Ski Resort, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest mountain resort. Located in Kosciuszko National Park (New South Wales), the resort includes Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow, and Guthega, along with

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, West

Sold! Apple Buys 36,000-Acres to Produce Eco-Friendly Packaging

Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase 36,000 acres of forestland in Maine and North Carolina, which will be used to sustainably harvest materials that can be used for paper and packaging. “Apple believes that paper, like energy, can

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, North Carolina, Northeast, South, Timber

Land Report 2014 Historic Deal of the Year: Caribou Ranch

On a par with Abbey Road and Muscle Shoals, this music industry mecca changed hands in 2014 after a star-studded run. From 1971 to 2014, Jim Guercio owned Colorado’s Caribou Ranch. During his stewardship, a Who’s Who in rock and

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, West

Governor Petitioned RE: Wolves on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch

In May, the New Mexico Game Commission voted to deny a permit that would have allowed the 157,000-acre ranch to continue as a refuge for the Mexican wolf, a federally protected subspecies of the gray wolf. In response, 46 conservation

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Southwest

Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

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