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2015 Land Report 100: Ford Family

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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

Land Report June 2016 Newsletter

Transactions worth tens of millions highlight our June newsletter: Bill Koch’s Elk Mountain Lodge outside of Aspen is back on the market. The State of Wyoming agrees to sell two tracts to Uncle Sam for $46 million apiece. A $100 million

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Hunting, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, West

2015 Land Report 100: Lykes Heirs

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No. 12 Lykes Heirs 615,000 acres From Florida orange juice to beef cattle in Texas, the Lykes family remains one of the most prominent agribusiness clans south of the Mason-Dixon line with a net worth north of $1 billion. Innovations

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Florida, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber

2015 Land Report 100: Emmerson Family

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No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,915,000 acres (up 54,000 acres) Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) was founded in 1949 by Curly Emmerson and his son, Red. The company has been owned and operated by the family ever since and currently employs 4,500.

Posted in California, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Pacific, Timber, Washington, Water, Wisconsin
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