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The Land Report 2013 Timberland Deal of the Year: MeadWestvaco Southern Timberlands

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In December, Plum Creek Timber (PCL) cemented its position as one of the nation’s largest private landowners when the timber REIT paid more than $1 billion for a slew of assets from packaging giant MeadWestvaco (MWV), including 501,000 acres of

Posted in Alabama, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Field Reporters, Georgia, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

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

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Forestar Real Estate Group

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Forestar Real Estate Group landforsale.forestargroup.com (936) 639-0660 2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Publicly traded real estate development and natural resources company that exclusively offers its own undeveloped properties through its brokerage arm. These tracts are high-quality investment and recreation

Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Regional News, Timber

For Sale: 21,000 Acres of Maine Timberland

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This Washington County property borders the East Machias River not far from the international border in country Mainers call “downeast.” It’s a region known for vast forests, pristine lakes, and proximity to the Atlantic. Fountains Land has listed these 21,948

Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Maine, Northeast, Timber

2013 Land Report 100: No. 60-69

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No. 60 Mike Mechenbier 163,800 acres This cowboy philanthropist’s holdings — the Four Daughters Ranch, the Dockery-Collins, the Pie Ranch, and the Loveless-Romero — extend through four New Mexico counties. Mechenbier also manages nearly 2,000 acres in the Middle Rio

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Florida, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, Water, West

Commission Ruling Baffles Timber Industry

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A coalition of six U.S. plywood companies has until mid-February to decide whether to keep up the legal fight to have federal regulators step in and put a stop to what the coalition calls unfair Chinese “dumping” on the domestic

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, Field Reporters, Northeast, South, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Tom Smith Land and Homes

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Tom Smith Land and Homes www.tomsmithland.com (601) 209-3284 2012 Sales: $50 – $100 Million Who: Focuses primarily on tracts with recreational value as well as timber investment throughout the Southeast. Wow: Listed Brandywine Island, a 10,000-acre island on the Mississippi

Posted in Arkansas, Feature, Field Reporters, South, Tennessee, Timber

2013 Land Report 100: No. 70-79

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No. 73 David Murdock 149,702 acres This 90-year-old shows no signs of slowing down. According to The New York Times, Murdock plans to live to 125 “ … and sees no reason he can’t, provided that he continues eating the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Equestrian, Feature, Field Reporters, Great Plains, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Midwest, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, West

Land Report 2013 Legacy Landowners: Rose Lane & Chuck Leavell | Charlane Plantation

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For three decades, this Georgia couple has practiced what they preached on their cherished plantation, sharing the gospel of stewardship with those they welcome onto their land and the many they meet on their global sojourns. The Land Report is

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Georgia, South, Timber

2012 Land Report Best Brokerages: Mossy Oak Properties Land Sales and Services

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Mossy Oak Properties Land Sales and Services www.landforsaleohio.com (614) 829-7070 2012 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Emphasis on rural holdings, especially recreational properties, timberland, and farmland, as well as properties marketed and sold primarily for their mineral rights. Headquarters are

Posted in Feature, Field Reporters, Midwest, Ohio, Recreation, Timber

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