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Let’s Make A Deal

Over the last two decades, water levels in the nation’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Mead, have fallen to the point that it is at 39 percent of capacity. A similar plight faces the nation’s second largest reservoir, Lake Powell. Drought

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Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, California, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, New Mexico, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Water, West

Hughes Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 30 Hughes Family 390,000 acres Patriarch Dan Hughes Sr. was a legend in the oil and gas industry. He began as a roustabout in high school, earned a geology degree from Texas A&M, and then found, financed, and drilled

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Landmark Eminent Domain Ruling

by Cary Estes Landowners no longer will be fenced in by state decisions when it comes to eminent domain cases thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling. By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled in Knick v. Township of

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Posted in Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land

Holding Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 29 Holding Family 395,030 acres (down 4,790-acres) Robert Earl Holding (1926–2003) purchased SINCLAIR OIL CORP. for $78 million in 1976. The following year, he and wife, Carol, bought Idaho’s SUN VALLEY resort for $12 million. More recently, the Holdings

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Recreation, West, Wyoming

Jeff Bezos: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos 420,000 acres (Up 20,000-acres) In 2018, urban acreage was front-page news, thanks to Amazon HQ2. The race to land the giant company’s second headquarters became a mainstay of business journalists coast to coast. Who knew that

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Phil Anschutz: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

Phil Anschutz is No. 27 on the 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader.com

No. 27 Phil Anschutz 434,500 acres Phil Anschutz’s mother always hoped her son would become a history professor. There must be some consolation in the fact that the Denverite recently published a companion edition to his first book, OUT WHERE

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100

The Land Report Summer 2019

The Land Report Spring 2019

Our 2019 Legacy Landowner, Clint Eastwood, takes center stage in the Best Brokerages issue. Go behind the scenes and enjoy a private tour of Tehama, Clint’s 2,000-acre masterpiece nestled above the Pacific Ocean between Carmel Valley and the Monterey Peninsula.

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Posted in Back Issues, California, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Lifestyle, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property

Land Report September 2019 Newsletter

On September 12, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announced that the expanded definition of the waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act was being repealed. Other articles in our September newsletter include: Nevada’s 25 Ranch

Posted in News Desk, Newsletter

Food for Thought: Mother Nature

By Corinne Garcia WHY DO SO MANY absentee ranch owners – those fulfilling a dream of owning a ranch for business and recreational purposes – cash out after a brief hold of just five to seven years? “Because their ranch

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Montana, West

Fisher Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family 440,000 acres Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher developed the Mendocino family of companies to manage their California timberlands: MENDOCINO REDWOOD COMPANY and Pacific Lumber, now known as HUMBOLDT REDWOOD. The Fisher family recently funded a

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Posted in California, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber

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