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Oregon Judge Orders Teenager to Pay $36 Million in Restitution for Starting Massive Wildfire in 2017

More than 48,000 acres were torched after a 15-year old tossed a firecracker and ignited last year’s deadly Eagle Creek Fire. A total of 11 claims were submitted, ranging from $8,111.14 by Allstate Insurance to more than $21 million in

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Public Land

Holding Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Holding Family 400,000 acres Robert Earl Holding’s heirs own Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil and Gas, which the late patriarch purchased in 1976. The following year, Holding acquired Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort, one of the last family-owned ski resorts in

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

Jeff Bezos: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos 400,000 acres One of the nation’s top landowners set off a bidding frenzy in 2017, and it was all about land, specifically urban acreage. On September 7, AMZN announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second

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Posted in Developers, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Washington

Philip Anschutz: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 27 Philip Anschutz 434,500 acres In 1982, the Kansas native sold his stake in the Anschutz Ranch East Field to Mobil for $500 million. He subsequently parlayed those gains into a host of other industries, including railroads, telecom, hospitality,

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, West, Wyoming

Russell Gordy: Shooting for the Best

By Henry Chappell Photography by Gustav Schmiege III Russell Gordy has a simple goal for Gordy & Sons: to be the world’s greatest gun store. In the late 1950s, a very young Russell Gordy used to tail an older cousin

Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Henry Chappell, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Fisher Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family 440,000 acres Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher own Mendocino Redwood Company and Pacific Lumber, now known as Humboldt Redwood. In 2017, the Fishers funded the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund to benefit

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

NPR Highlights Estate Planning Workshops for Landowners

All too often, when older farmers and ranchers retire, no one has been prepared to take their place. National Public Radio’s popular All Things Considered took a closer look at this unwelcome phenomenon as well as the steps the University

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk, West, Wyoming

Simplot Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,000 acres Jack Simplot (1909–2008) quit school and left home in eighth grade. In the 1940s, he pioneered the frozen french fry. At one time the exclusive french fry supplier to McDonald’s, Simplot later expanded his

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Nevada, Oregon, Pacific, Washington, West

The Scharbauer Family

In our inaugural Land Report 100 (right), Midland’s Scharbauers ranked No. 78 with 113,532 acres. It was the highest the family would ever rank on our list. The reason, of course, had nothing to do with the prominent West Texans.

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

The Land Report Spring 2018

The Land Report Spring 2018 issue

The Magazine of the American Landowner announces the 2017 Deals of the Year: Deal of the Year: Jack and Laura Dangermond’s $165 Million Donation Preserves Santa Barbara’s Bixby Ranch as the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Ranchland Deal of the Year: Colorado’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Developers, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

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