Conservation

2015 Land Report 100: Reed Family

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No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres 2015 marked an auspicious year for the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company. At a ceremony near Shelton, Washington, the company’s chairman, Colin Moseley, planted a ceremonial tree, the 100 millionth the family has

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Timber, Washington

Steamboat Springs Ranch Conserved

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A fourth-generation Routt County ranching family has finalized a conservation easement on their 656-acre ranch. The Stankos conserved 141 acres of their ranch in 2000; the central 152 acres were conserved in 2014. The final conservation easement protects the remainder

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, West

Land Report 2015 Ranchland Deal of the Year: JE Canyon Ranch

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“Jerry Wenger, the seller of JE Canyon, was an extraordinary steward and is truly leaving a legacy,” said listing broker Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group. “Mirr Ranch Group has always sought a conservation-minded buyer for this property, and found

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, West

2015 Land Report 100: Killam Family

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No. 34 Killam Family 255,000 acres Nearly half the family’s holdings consist of Duval County Ranch near the South Texas town of Freer, a once-distressed ecosystem that David Killam has worked tirelessly to restore. Abundant wildlife includes whitetailed deer, wild

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

FOR SALE: Jasper County Plantation Owned by the Heirs of the Marshall Field Family and the Doubleday Family

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Chelsea Plantation Comes to Market for $32.775 Million The Wall Street Journal reports the listing of the Jasper County plantation owned by the heirs of the Marshall Field family and the Doubleday family. Located between Charleston and Savannah, 5,892-acre Chelsea

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Posted in Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, South, South Carolina

2015 Land Report 100: Ford Family

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No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post–World War II housing boom hit,

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

The American Sportsman: Legends of Quail

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To commemorate one of the greatest years for quail, Boone Pickens invited a Who’s Who of wingshooters to his Mesa Vista Ranch. Text by Henry Chappell | Photography by Wyman Meinzer & Russell Graves T. Boone Pickens drives down a

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water

California Drought Claims 66 Million Dead Trees

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Four years of punishing drought coupled with a dramatic rise in bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures has led to record levels of tree die-off. “Tree die-offs of this magnitude are unprecedented and increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires that

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Water

Land Report 2015 Legacy Landowners: The Salazar Family

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The Land Report 2015 Legacy Landowner Award was bestowed upon the family and the forefathers of former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The following are condensed excerpts from his keynote address at the 2015 Land Report Aspen Summit. — Photography by

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, West

2015 Land Report 100: Kenedy Memorial Foundation

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No. 42 Kenedy Memorial Foundation 235,000 acres NEW TO LIST This vast ranch owned by the Kenedy Memorial Foundation was created by Sarita Kenedy East in honor of her parents, John Gregory Kenedy Sr. and Marie Stella Turcotte Kenedy. The

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