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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Opts Not to List Greater Sage-Grouse


Landowners’ voluntary efforts play crucial role. In mid-September, the Obama administration announced its decision not to designate the greater sage-grouse as an endangered species, heralding the government’s intention to keep a cooperative land-management plan in place. Proponents say an endangered-species

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, West, Wyoming

Kelo Postmortem


A decade has passed since the Rehnquist Court’s “intellectually unsound” decision in Kelo v. City of New London. On June 23, 2005, a team of attorneys for the Institute for Justice (IJ), a nonprofit libertarian public interest law firm, was

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Posted in Connecticut, Corinne Garcia, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Residential Property

Farmland Values Stabilize in the Midwest


Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District were unchanged from a year before and actually rose 1 percent in the first quarter of 2015. —The Editors MIDWEST – FOCUS The following conclusions are based on the responses of 234

Posted in Agriculture, Equities, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio

Land Report September 2015 Newsletter

While the U.S. economy suffers through starts and stops, land sales and land listings keep humming along. Here are some of the September newsletter’s highlights: A key timberland sale in Florida; A potential $1 billion listing off Long Island; A $5 million

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Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Utah, West, Wyoming

Three New Wilderness Areas Designated in Idaho


H.R. 1138, sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson, passed the House on July 27, was unanimously approved by the Senate on August 4, and signed into law by President Obama on August 7. “Congressman Simpson’s legislation reflects years of meaningful engagement

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

High Court Strikes Down Federal Program


A majority of justices sided with raisin farmer Marvin Horne in his battle against a federal program created to keep excess raisins off the market. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the 8-1 decision, with the court’s more conservative justices assenting.

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

2014 Land Report 100: Collins Family


No. 23 Collins Family 310,472 acres Before his death, Truman Doud Collins pieced together a profitable collection of timber forests, manufacturing plants, railroads, and Pennsylvania-based sawmills. Son Everell Collins relocated the forest-product company headquarters to Portland and purchased even more

Posted in California, Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington

The Land Report Fall 2015

Land Report Fall 2015

Celebrating the American Sportsman is more than just our fall issue‘s theme; it’s an eye-opening experience that chronicles the adventures of an American original, Wyman Meinzer. Wonderfully written and gorgeously photographed, it will become a favorite read of anyone with a passion for

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Dogs, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, International, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

Land Report August 2015 Newsletter

Global equity markets gave investors a rollercoaster ride in August. Meanwhile, back on the farm, US Farm Trust announced $300 million in commitments from institutional backers to invest in high-quality row-crop farmland. Coincidence? We didn’t think so either. Read all about

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Federal Policy, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, Timber

Coalition Sues the U.S. Forest Service to Block Land Swap


A group of nonprofits has filed a 72-page lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Forest Service failed to be transparent and to follow federal environmental law when it approved a land swap with Developer Red McCombs. In May, the Forest Service

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