Conservation

Supreme Court Rules for Landowners 8-0

November 27 decision in Weyerhaeuser v. US Fish and Wildlife requires that habitat be present for Critical Habitat Designation. The case concerns about 1,500 acres in Louisiana that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated as a critical habitat for

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Louisiana, News Desk, South, Timber

SOLD! Containing an Empire of Water Rights, Colorado’s Porcupine Ridge Ranch has Sold!

One of the largest blocks of privately owned senior water rights in the Colorado River and Yampa River basins sold in November. Set between Vail and Steamboat Springs, the ranch has 9,177 deeded acres adjacent to the Flat Top Wilderness

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Water, West

$48 Million Conservation Acquisition Passes

A decades-long saga came to a close on Election Day when voters in the ski town of Park City approved a ballot measure that will fund the majority of the purchase price of prime recreational acreage overlooking the site of

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

Historic New England Farm Conserved

The 167-acre Solasz Farm in Winchester, New Hampshire, was recently sold and put under a conservation agreement, according to the Monadnock Conservancy. The farm had belonged to longtime local radio host Al Kulas, and had been in his family since

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Posted in Conservation, Farming, Feature, New Hampshire, News Desk, Northeast

Land Report November 2018 Newsletter

Our Investing Issue takes center stage in our November newsletter, which also includes Election Night results affecting landowners as well as major transactions: Colorado voters give a thumbs down to more extensive drilling setbacks. Voters in Park City, Utah, green-light

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Hunting, Minerals, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

Supreme Court Declines Coastal Act Case

A decade-long legal battle by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over private property rights versus public coastal access ended this month when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, reports the Los Angeles Times. Central to the dispute: a

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Critical Habitat Debated Before High Court

The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not private property can be designated critical habitat for an endangered species that doesn’t live there. In 2012, US Fish and Wildlife labeled 1,500 acres of Louisiana forestland as critical habitat for

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Louisiana, News Desk, South

The Land Report Fall 2018

Our Investing Issue takes a look at two completely different strategies: one built on blood, sweat, and salt, and the other based on speculation and greed. Guess which one lost $100 million? Other great reads in our fall issue include: Farmland: Bill

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Public Lands Primer

Not all public lands are created equal. That is especially the case out West where almost half the land — 47 percent — is owned by Uncle Sam. Text by Ken Mirr Four or five years ago, I listed a

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Recreation, Water

Summit County Preserves 1,123-acre Knorr Ranch

Situated along the western shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, the Knorr Ranch ranks as one of the largest unencumbered landholdings in Colorado’s Summit County. A landmark holding at the foot of the Gore Range since the late 1800s, the ranch

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, West

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