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Land Report December 2015 Newsletter

There are several fascinating reads in our final newsletter of 2015. But no one is urging you to read them right away. As the year winds down, all of us at The Land Report hope that we set aside our disappointments and focus on the

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Illinois, News Desk, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Texas, West

Land Report July 2015 Newsletter

Plenty of bold-faced headlines in our July newsletter, including the designation of three new national monuments and a key lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. Other items include: The Nature Conservancy’s acquisition of Colorado’s JE Canyon for $21 million; The $29.5

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Georgia, Idaho, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

Land Report January 2015 Newsletter

Take a peek at our January newsletter to learn the following: Which invasive species threatens the Great Lakes. Which Colorado ranch just sold at a 65-percent discount. Which Land Commissioner has put the kibosh on a $2 billion project. What conservation plans

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Posted in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter

Ask the Expert: Chip Lenihan

2011 Market Update: Chip Lenihan has been fly-fishing Colorado’s best waters for 40 years. His side gig? Running the Telluride office of Fay Ranches as lead broker. The Land Report turned to this former mayor of Telluride for an update on today’s

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Posted in 2011 Summer, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

Western Massachusetts to Become National Forest?

Former Governor Mitt Romney’s proposal to designate the Berkshires and all of Western Massachusetts as national forest is being considered once again. Massachusetts is one of just six states without national forest designation, a situation the Romney administration sought to

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Regional News, Topics

Forest Service Paving the Way for Plum Creek?

The nation’s largest landowner may be getting a last-minute, going-away gift from the Bush Administration. The Forest Service may amend existing easements, a step that would allow Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) to pave roads through USFS land.  Such a move would facilitate an

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Regional News, Residential Property, Timber, Topics, West

Resilient Montanans Rally Around Timber

Worthwhile read in the New York Times today by Kirk Johnson for the National Desk. The focus of the article is less about timber or timberland as an investment and more about the Montana logging communities whose lifeblood has been altered by

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Timber, Topics, West

Interior Department to Allow Firearms in Parks and Refuges

On Friday the Interior Department ruled that Americans will be able to carry concealed weapons in some federal parks and wildlife refuges. The announcement overturns a decades-old Reagan Administration regulation that required all guns brought into national parks and wildlife

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Topics

Potential for Massive Wildfires Next Summer in the West

The great plague that is the pine beetle infestation has now destroyed millions of acres of timber across the western U.S. and into Canada. The extent of this calamity is so enormous that last month we covered the devastation at

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Timber, Topics, West

BLM Makes Push to Buy Western Land

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2007 Under a federal law, the BLM, an arm of the Department of the Interior, has begun buying private properties that carve into federal wildlife refuges, national parks, national forests, and their ilk, making those

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Posted in Federal Policy, Magazine, News Desk, November 2007, Pacific, Public Land, Regional News, Southwest, Topics, West

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