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2016 Land Report 100: Ford Family

No. 13 Ford Family 625,000 acres Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out in 1936 with a single sawmill cobbled together with salvaged equipment near Roseburg, Oregon. From a one-room office, he served as head salesman, logger, and on occasion, camp cook

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

Utah Landowners Lose ESA Challenge on Appeal

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2014 ruling that limited the ability of federal officials to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect a species located in a single state. Utah landowners had challenged a US

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West

The 13-Million-Acre Man

Go behind the scenes with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in our Texas issue. The Magazine of the Texas Landowner brings you an exclusive interview with George Prescott Bush, the 28th Commissioner of Texas’s General Land Office. The Commissioner

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Minerals, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Water

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

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

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, Land Report 100, 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

Land Report February 2017 Newsletter

STOP THE PRESSES! CONGRESS CONSIDERS ELIMINATING 1031 EXCHANGES! 1031s are an essential tax-deferral mechanism for landowners coast to coast. Grover Norquist tells The Land Report that tax reform by Congress is a certainty. Norquist adds that 1031s are under consideration for

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Federal Policy, Georgia, Golf, Midwest, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

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
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