The Land Report Fall 2016


Chris Soules, aka America’s most famous farmer, tells his story in The Investment Issue, which focuses on above-market returns in key sectors such as ranchland, timberland, as well as hunting and farming properties. Learn how this Iowa farm kid grew up to

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Florida, Hunting, Midwest, Nevada, Public Land, Recreation, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Reed Family


No. 5 Reed Family 1,370,000 acres 2015 marked an auspicious year for the Reed family’s Green Diamond Resource Company. At a ceremony near Shelton, Washington, the company’s chairman, Colin Moseley, planted a ceremonial tree, the 100 millionth the family has

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Pacific, Timber, Washington

2015 Land Report 100: Cassidy Heirs


No. 49 Cassidy Heirs 212,985 acres As a boy of 10, John Cassidy crossed the Atlantic from his native Ireland with nothing more than a pack on his back. He hauled bricks to make ends meet. Buying up Maine timberland

Posted in Feature, Maine, Northeast, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Ford Family


No. 11 Ford Family 625,000 acres In the 1930s, Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) started out with a single sawmill near Roseburg, Oregon. He bought timberlands that had been repossessed for non-payment of taxes. When the post–World War II housing boom hit,

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Timber

FOR SALE: 17,045-Acre Pine Plantation in Arkansas


AFM Land Sales Offers Spout Springs The 17,045-acre pine plantation has been managed by current ownership and the previous two owners for pine sawtimber production. Spout Springs has an estimated 1.1 million tons of merchantable pine and hardwood timber. Seventy-one

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Posted in Arkansas, Feature, South, Timber

Land Report 2015 Timberland Deal of the Year: Weyerhaeuser Company & Plum Creek Merger


In February, a landmark deal was sealed when Weyerhaeuser Company merged with timberlands giant Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. Now publicly traded under the Weyerhaeuser name (WY), the creation of this timberland behemoth — to the tune of $8.4 billion

Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, South, Timber

SOLD! CatchMark Closes on Largest Acquisition Since 2013 Launch


In June, publicly traded CatchMark Timber Trust (CTT) announced the acquisition of 51,700 acres of timberlands in South Carolina for $100.7 million (excluding closing costs) in an off-market transaction from funds managed by Forest Investment Associates. Known as Carolinas Midlands

Posted in Feature, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber

2015 Land Report Aspen Summit

Kenyon Fields, Mary Conover, Ken Salazar

Leading landowners, industry experts, and thought leaders gathered at the Aspen Institute to discuss key issues facing private landowners and to honor Colorado’s Salazar family, The Land Report’s 2015 Legacy Landowners. — Photography by Aubree Dallas Groves of quaking aspens

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2016


The Waggoner Ranch, which was listed for $725 million, sells in just 18 months. – The Editors 1. SOLD! W.T. Waggoner Ranch (Texas): $725 million Stan Kroenke is the new owner of the legendary Waggoner. Bernard Uechtritz and Sam Middleton

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Great Plains, Hunting, Kansas, Massachusetts, Midwest, New Mexico, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger Creates “New Paul Bunyan”


The $8.4 billion merger of Weyerhaeuser Company with Plum Creek Timber Company created the nation’s largest private landowner, leading one analyst to label the 13-million-acre behemoth the “new Paul Bunyan.” The company, which will operate under the Weyerhaeuser name, has

Posted in Alabama, California, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Washington, West Virginia
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