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Powerful Agency Ousts Chief

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to dismiss Executive Director Charles Lester on Feb. 10. The vote took place after an emotionally charged meeting in Morro Bay. Lester had held the post since 2011. According to the Associated Press, the

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El Niño Offers California Relief from Four-Year Drought

Above-average snowpack in the Sierras a critical first step. Cattlemen, farmers, and other landowners are enjoying a much-needed wet spell after enduring several years of brutal drought. Snowstorms and thundershowers have drenched much of the Golden State and replenished bone-dry

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Water

Land Report February 2016 Newsletter

Thanks to his acquisition of Texas’s Waggoner Ranch, Stan Kroenke vaulted from No. 9 on the Land Report 100 to No. 5 earlier this month. Read more about this historic sale in our February newsletter, and learn about: A Napa estate

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Midwest, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Wisconsin

Wildfire Torch Record Acreage in 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that wildfires burned a record 10,125,149 acres across the United States last year. The 2015 total eclipsed the previous record, which was set in 2006. Of last year’s blazes, more than 50 exceeded 50,000 acres,

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For Sale: California’s Historic Richmond Ranch

3,778-acre Silicon Valley ranch listed for $29.68 million. California may be the nation’s most populous state, but there are still wide swaths of the Golden State that are unspoiled, including the historic Richmond Ranch. Operated as a working cattle ranch

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Feature, Pacific

Agriculture Sector Endures Second Straight Annual Decline

The Department of Agriculture is projecting that 2015 will mark another down year for American farmers and ranchers with agricultural sector production projected to fall 9.2 percent to $427 billion. Contributing factors include increased global competition and a slowdown in

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2014 Land Report Best Brokerage: Clark Company

Clark Company www.clarkcompany.com (805) 238-7110 2014 Sales: $50 Million Who: What began as a stage and cattle company in Ventura County in the 1890s has grown into a real estate and management company specializing in farm and agricultural properties, commercial

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Nevada, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Water

Land Report’s 2015 Gear of the Year

The Magazine of the American Landowner set out to make life on your land more enjoyable, more productive, and more convenient. Here’s what we came up with. Produced by Daniel Reed Photography by Gustav Schmiege III HUNTER ORIGINAL TALL RAIN

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Dogs, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Golf, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Gustav Schmiege, Hunting, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, States, Timber, West

Offshore Wind Farm Nears Hearst Ranch Pushes Forward

Officials with the Central California city of Morro Bay have signed a good-faith agreement with a Seattle-based company that intends to install 100 floating turbines some 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The network of turbines could generate a gigawatt

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Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger to Create World’s Largest Timber Company

The massive timber giant will own 13 million acres. The proposed $8.3 billion transaction, which both boards of directors approved unanimously, would constitute the largest private ownership of land in the U.S. The combined entity will retain the Weyerhaeuser name.

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Louisiana, News Desk, Pacific, Southwest, Timber, Washington

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