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The Land Report Summer 2014

The Land Report Summer Issue 2014

Timber specialists, ranch brokers, recreational experts, productive ag pros - more than 100 firms from coast to coast were surveyed to prepare our fourth annual look at America’s Best Brokerages for the Summer 2014 edition of the Magazine of the American Landowner. Dozens more

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Agriculture, Auctions, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Certified Communities, Conservation, Developers, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Federal Policy, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Land Report Top 10, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

Land Report June 2014 Newsletter

Too many items to discuss in the June 2014 Newsletter. Among the high points? A major judicial decision that will impact landowners nationwide. Rising beef prices and increased crop yields continue to stoke land values. And a first look at the

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, Hunting, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Residential Property, Southwest, Taxes, Water, West

National Park Proves a Hard Gift to Give

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Roxanne Quimby Faces an Uphill Battle to Bequest 100,000 Acres Lucas St. Clair pulled up to an overlook in Maine’s North Woods to a stunning vista of Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak and the endpoint of the Appalachian Trail.

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Posted in Feature, Maine, Northeast, Public Land, Timber

Supreme Court Sides with Landowner in Rails-to-Trails Case

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Throughout the 19th century, Congress would spur track expansion by granting tracts of land and other property rights to private railroad operators. These days, however, more tracks are getting torn up than put down. In many instances, this causes certain

Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Public Land, West, Wyoming

Land Report May 2014 Newsletter

A diverse group of news items are featured in our May newsletter. You’ll recognize the name of one of the all-time great rock and rollers as well a former Presidential hopeful. May I add that there was a teeny tiny transaction

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Florida, Land Report Top 10, Massachusetts, Minerals, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

Land Report April 2014 Newsletter

The importance of land to our society – as a resource, a common theme, and a point of contention – is a constant source of amazement. Water policy, agricultural programs, master-planned communities – so many aspects of our day-to-day existence

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Connecticut, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Water, West, Wyoming

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

North Carolina’s Eagles Nest

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This five-star all-season camp has been designated North Carolina’s premier Land Report Certified Community. Mike Patten knows land. More to the point, he and his family know the ins and outs of resort communities. For five decades, the Pattens have

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Certified Communities, Developers, Field Reporters, Gustav Schmiege, North Carolina, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Troy Goodman

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

The U.S. Forest Service Unveils Digital Maps for Smartphones and Tablets

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The U.S. Forest Service is offering access to a trove of visitor maps for Android and iOS users on their mobile devices. The PDF Maps Mobile App, which was developed by Avenza Systems, is available as a free download from

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Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Public Land, Regional News, States

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