Conservation

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

2019 Land Report Texas Issue

2019 Land Report Texas Issue

Our annual roundup of land and landowners in the Lone Star State is now available online. Must-read stories in the 2019 Texas Issue include: T.D. Kelsey Profile: In “Travelin’ Man,” writer Henry Chappell and photographer Wyman Meinzer team up to

Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Conservation, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

Irving Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,247,880 acres (up 1,644 acres) J.K. Irving planted the company’s one billionth tree in July. Quite an accomplishment for a family rooted in the legacy of patriarch James Dergavel Irving, whose grandparents emigrated from Scotland with

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

Reed Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 4 Reed Family 1,729,232 acres (up 359,232 acres) Headquartered in Seattle, the Reed family’s GREEN DIAMOND RESOURCES COMPANY is a fifth-generation, family-owned forest products company with timberland in eight states spread out across the Pacific Northwest and the South.

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, South, Timber

Emmerson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,956,100 acres (down 3,566 acres) Through their wholly owned SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES (SPI), the Emmersons are engaged in collaborative efforts to restore and maintain the health of California’s forests. In partnership with the US Forest Service,

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Land Report 100, Pacific, Public Land, Timber, Water

Ted Turner: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 2 Ted Turner 2,000,000 acres Running the largest private herd of bison on earth — more than 50,000 head — requires an enormous amount of grazing land. Some of the finest natural pasturage can be found on the Great

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Land Report 100, Montana, Nebraska, West

John Malone: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 1 John Malone 2,200,000 acres In addition to its focus on the productivity and profitability of its cattle operations, Malone’s SILVER SPUR RANCHES makes the preservation of historic structures and time-tested traditions a priority as well. One of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Southwest, Timber, West, Wyoming

Toledo Voters Approve Ballot Measure Granting Rights to Lake Erie

On February 26, 61 percent of voters in Ohio’s fourth largest city granted legal rights to the nation’s 11th largest lake. The passage of the ballot measure by the citizens of Toledo marks the first time a US jurisdiction has

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, News Desk, Ohio, Public Land, Water

Senators Grassley and Wyden Investigate “Bad Actors”

The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee have requested information including appraisals, promotional materials, and internal documents from 14 individuals involved in a tax avoidance scheme known as a syndicated easement. The IRS and the Justice

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

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