Conservation

Westervelt Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 22 Westervelt Heirs 518,000 acres In 1884, the Prairie States Paper Company was founded by Herbert Westervelt, a talented innovator who patented the self-opening paper bag machine. His descendants’ WESTERVELT COMPANY is based in Tuscaloosa and operates in Alabama,

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Land Report 100, Mississippi, South, South Carolina, Timber

Sonoma County Landowners Fined More than $500,000 for Violating Conservation Easement

Peter and Toni Thompson were not parties to the 2009 conservation easement that restricted development on their wine country estate. As subsequent owners of the 81-acre property, however, they were bound by it. So ruled Sonoma County Superior Court Judge

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

69,126-Acre Front Range Ranch Lists for $16.5 Million

Red Top Ranch, one of Colorado’s best known cattle operations, has been listed with Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group for approximately $238 per deeded acre. Currently owned by the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation, the ranch was owned by

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, West

Blackfeet National Park to be Studied

A feasibility study is being prepared for Montana’s Blackfeet Nation regarding the development of a national park on tribal lands bordering Glacier National Park. Although many specifics remain to be determined, the development of such a parkland could potentially generate

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Montana, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

Land Report July 2019 Newsletter

Congratulations are in order to our 2018 Deals of the Year honorees. These standout sales are the focus of our July newsletter. They include: 2018 Deal of the Year: Wasatch Peaks Ranch 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: Cabin Bluff

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Newsletter, Pacific, South, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Utah, Washington, West

Canadian Pension Fund Buys Broetje Orchards

One of largest vertically-integrated, family-owned tree-fruit farms in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST sold in December. — Eric O’Keefe Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has acquired Washington State’s Broetje Orchards. The blockbuster transaction, which included 6,175 acres of tree-fruit orchards, closed in December.

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, International, News Desk, Pacific, Washington

Hamer Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 15 Hamer Family 600,000 acres Since the early 1900s, five generations of Hamers have worked in the forests of West Virginia, growing trees, harvesting timber, and running sawmills and hardwood pellet plants. In 1957, James P. Hamer was recognized

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, South, Timber, West Virginia

Go West, Bureau of Land Management

According to the Interior Department, officials are scouting a new location for BLM headquarters nearer the terrain it manages: 388,000 square miles, 99 percent of which can be found in a dozen Western states. Look for an announcement in September

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Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, New Mexico, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

Sold! Landmark 2,410-acre Red Hills Wild Quail Plantation Sells

Florida’s Valhalla Plantation boasts significant higher and better use potential. A historic plantation founded in 1824 and later owned by a Winn-Dixie heir sold for $13.6 million after several years on the market. Originally part of the renowned Chemonie Plantation,

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Posted in Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, South

Pingree Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 11 Pingree Heirs 830,000 acres (up 125,000 acres) Pingree lands are consolidated in Maine and owned by fifth-, sixth-, and seventh generation descendants of David Pingree (1795–1863). Known as the Merchant Prince of Salem, Pingree’s nineteenth-century empire ultimately exceeded

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

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