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The Donation of Virginia’s Natural Bridge Named The Land Report’s 2013 Deal of the Year

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The Donation of One of the Seven Wonders of the New World Takes Top Honors as The Land Report 2013 Deal of the Year. In 1774, two years before he penned the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson purchased Virginia’s Natural

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Henry Chappell, South, Virginia

The Land Report Spring 2014

The Land Report Spring 2014

2013 was a year of superlatives: billion-dollar acquisitions, record-setting prices, and landmark sales. And behind the best of these deals one finds the stories of passionate landowners, men and women and families who went to extraordinary lengths to assemble, to

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Farming, Great Plains, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, South, Timber, West

2013 Land Report 100: Ted Turner

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No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000+ acres As the largest landowner in New Mexico, Turner is always looking for ways to bring greater access to landmark properties, such as his 590,823-acre Vermejo Park Ranch in the northernmost portion of the state,

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, New Mexico, Southwest

2013 Land Report 100: No. 60-69

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No. 60 Mike Mechenbier 163,800 acres This cowboy philanthropist’s holdings — the Four Daughters Ranch, the Dockery-Collins, the Pie Ranch, and the Loveless-Romero — extend through four New Mexico counties. Mechenbier also manages nearly 2,000 acres in the Middle Rio

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, Water, West

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Mirr Ranch Group

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Mirr Ranch Group www.mirrranchgroup.com (877) 623-4545 2012 Sales: $50-$100 Million Who: Founded by former public lands attorney Ken Mirr. Specializes in income-producing ranches and farms, sporting properties, and conservation properties. Provides extensive experience in matters ranging from water rights and

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Southwest, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

Land Report 100er Louis Bacon to Acquire Taos Ski Valley from the Blake Family

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The sale of the Northern New Mexico ski area to the Land Report 100er was announced in early December. No price was revealed. Bacon has owned property in Taos Ski Valley since 1996, and his team collaborated with the Blake

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, New Mexico, Southwest

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2013

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The Centennial State dominates the Top Ten with three exceptional listings. – The Editors 1. Homer’s Pond (Massachusetts): $118 million This private retreat is set on 314 acres along the southern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. Available in its entirety or

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Golf, Hunting, Massachusetts, Minerals, New Mexico, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Water, West, Wyoming

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: United Country Real Estate

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United Country Real Estate www.unitedcountry.com (800) 999-1020 2012 Sales: > $3 Billion Who: With nearly 550 offices, United Country is the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage and auctioneer network. Wow: December sales grew 169% year-over-year. CEO Dan Duffy attributes this to record

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Field Reporters, Recreation, Regional News, States

Land Report 2013 Legacy Landowners: Rose Lane & Chuck Leavell | Charlane Plantation

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For three decades, this Georgia couple has practiced what they preached on their cherished plantation, sharing the gospel of stewardship with those they welcome onto their land and the many they meet on their global sojourns. The Land Report is

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Fountains Land

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Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates. Its team includes foresters and GIS experts. Coverage extends into Ontario, Canada. Wow: During 2012, Fountains brokered numerous timberland tracts

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Field Reporters, Northeast, Timber

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