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CatchMark Timber Trust Acquires 18,000 Acres in Oregon

In its first Pacific Northwest purchase, the company gains 18,063 prime acres known as the Brandon Property from Forest Investment Associates (FIA) for $88.8 million. The acquisition was funded with cash on hand and borrowing under an amended credit facility.

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

Land Report September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates paid $171 million in August to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland owned by John Hancock Life Insurance Company in one of the most coveted agricultural regions of Washington. The lofty purchase price eclipsed April’s $136 million

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Farming, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Timber, Washington

2017 Ranks As Second-Worst Year for Tropical Tree Cover Loss

Scientists from the World Resources Institute and the University of Maryland have determined that last year was the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss, exceeded only by 2016. An area equivalent in size to Bangladesh — approximately 39 million

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Timber

EPA Declares Biomass Carbon Neutral

In a major policy shift that benefits timberland owners, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced that biomass will be considered carbon neutral for the purposes of regulating emissions from sources such as power plants that burn wood. Biomass proponents hailed the

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Timber

Collins Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 33 Collins Family 311,400 acres Founded in Pennsylvania in 1855 by a 24-year-old railroad engineer named Truman “T.D.” Collins, the family enterprise now includes forestland in the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest. Some 119,000 acres of the Collins’ acreage

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

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

On The Block: Suburban Denver Estate Set On Nearly 20 Forested Acres

Bordered by national forest and set on more than 19 forested acres, Vista Ridge offers 360° views from its primary residence, including 14,265-foot Mount Evans. The 6,455-square-foot custom home sits atop the property and was designed by Sunlit Architecture of

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Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Feature, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, West

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

Land Report May 2018 Newsletter

A round of applause for the 2017 Deals of the Year: Colorado’s Cielo Vista Ranch, 2017 Ranchland Deal of the Year; South Carolina’s St. Phillips Island, 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year; California Central Valley Farmland, 2017 Agriculture Deal of

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Newsletter, Recreation, Residential Property, South Carolina, South Dakota, Timber, Water

McDonald Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres (up 64,000 acres) Based in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, this Alabama family concentrates the vast majority of their holdings (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via Great Northwoods LLC. The McDonalds also own

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Residential Property, South, Timber

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