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Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Land Report 2015 Timberland Deal of the Year: Weyerhaeuser Company & Plum Creek Merger

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

Land Report 2015 Conservation Deal of the Year: Greenwood Plantation

After several years on the market, historic Greenwood Plantation found a new owner, one dedicated to continuing its impressive conservation legacy. Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located

Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

SOLD! CatchMark Closes on Largest Acquisition Since 2013 Launch

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

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2016

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

Historic Greenwood Plantation Finds A New Owner

Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located near Thomasville, Georgia, this quail-hunting mecca features 1,200 acres of carefully managed old-growth forest known as the Big Woods. Wade owns

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merger Creates “New Paul Bunyan”

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

800,000+ Acres Added to Conservation Reserve Program

The current enrollment was one of the most selective sign-up periods in CRP’s 30-year history. Per-acre conservation benefits were maximized, and multiple conservation priorities were targeted simultaneously. “Over the past 30 years, CRP has created major environmental improvements throughout the

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, South, Southwest, Water, West

The Land Report Spring 2016

Land Report Spring 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 Deals of the Year honorees! They include: 2015 Land Report Deal of the Year: Standing Butte Ranch (South Dakota) 2015 Deal of the Century: Waggoner Ranch (Texas) 2015 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Ulmer Ranch (California) 2015 Conservation Deal of the

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Posted in Back Issues, Great Plains, News Desk, Pacific, South, Southwest, West

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