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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, Maine, Northeast, Timber

2016 Land Report 100: Reed Family

No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres One of the oldest continuously operating forest products companies in the Pacific Northwest, the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company got its start in 1890. Now in its fifth generation of operation, Green Diamond

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

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

Facebook CEO Drops Legal Action Against Native Hawaiians

While attempting to clean up the title on parcels within his 700-acre Kauai estate, Mark Zuckerberg ran into a public relations buzz saw. Zuckerberg’s counsel attempted to use a legal maneuver called “quiet title and partition” to determine ownership of

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real

Posted in California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

EPA Claims No Legal Authority to Pay $1.2 Billion in Gold King Spill Cleanup Claims

Agency cites sovereign immunity, lack of Congressional authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that the agency is not legally able to pay compensation for claims brought in connection with the three million gallons of waste released from the

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water, West

2016 Land Report 100: Ted Turner

No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000+ acres (down 43,000 acres) In June, Turner Ranches sold the 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch in Oklahoma to the Osage Nation for $74 million. During Turner’s 15-year ownership tenure, the Bluestem produced bison to restock herds on

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Public Land, Southwest, West

Land Report Special: Investment Hunting | The Reserve

Matchless Hunting Combines Old World Hospitality Just East of Dallas Text by Henry Chappell Set high above two forks of a Texas river, this masterfully planned 14,000-acre retreat features world-class waterfowl and upland bird hunting as well as fly-fishing, sporting

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

SOLD! Elephant Aid International Closes on an 846-Acre Ranch

Elephant Aid International founder Carol Buckley purchased a cattle ranch 30 miles northwest of Tallahassee. The property features ideal elephant habitat: a mix of rolling pastures and live oaks as well as several lakes. Known as the Piergiovanni Ranch, it

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Land Report Special: Investment Timberland | Carter Stilley

Doing well by doing good has enabled American Timberlands to consistently beat market returns Text by Corinne Garcia For centuries, timberland has been recognized as a proven performer, an investment that has not only girded portfolios but has also formed

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Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, South, South Carolina, Timber, Water
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