Conservation

Ashe Takes Oath as Fish & Wildlife Director

Dan Ashe was sworn in as the 16th director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 30. President Obama had nominated Ashe to head up the nation’s principal federal agency dedicated to the conservation of fish and wildlife

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water

For Sale: Elk Song

My journey to Elk Song began with a dream: a dream cut short by an old war injury. The dream belonged to my grandfather, who owned a fine sub-irrigated sandhill cattle ranch in Eastern Colorado that I cheated for more

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Posted in 2011 Summer, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation

Land Report July 2011 Newsletter

There’s a lot of ground to cover in the July edition of The Land Report newsletter: auctions, equities, timberland, and several political developments affecting landowners, ranging from the passage of key legislation by the Texas Legislature to the appointment of

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Posted in Auctions, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Land Report Top 10, Minerals, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, Water

Power Struggle

Louis Bacon fends off utility companies as they try to build transmission lines across his Colorado ranch. He also adds North Carolina’s Orton Plantation to his portfolio. In 2007, London-based hedge fund manager Louis Bacon claimed his place on The

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Posted in 2010 Winter, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Magazine, News Desk

For Sale: Utah’s Trees Ranch

Set along the banks of the East Fork of Utah’s Virgin River and surrounded by Zion National Park as well as recently designated wilderness areas, Trees Ranch is in fact a working ranch, one with abundant agricultural, recreational, historical, and cultural

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Posted in 2010 Winter, Conservation, Feature

Market Watch: Tejon Ranch Sells Easements for $15.8M

Tejon Ranch (TRC) will sell five conservation easements covering some 62,000 acres of the 270,000-acre property to the California Wildlife Conservation Board for $15.8 million. The transaction is yet another step by California’s largest private landowner to monetize remote areas

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Stephen OKeefe, West

Sold! Montana’s N Bar Ranch

The Wall Street Journal reports that Land Report 100er Tom Siebel has sold Montana’s iconic N Bar Ranch, 62,091 contiguous acres in the Snowy Mountains. The Journal reports that the buyer was a Texas limited partnership principally owned by Dan and Farris

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, West

Land Report January 2011 Newsletter

2011 has shot out of the gate in a hurry. In the last 60 days, we’ve tracked in excess of $100 million in high-profile closings. (Remember 2009? As I recall the figure about this time two years ago was closer

Posted in Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Newsletter, Public Land

Sold! Boot Jack Ranch Goes for $47 Million

One of the country’s premier listings, Colorado’s Boot Jack Ranch, sold earlier this month for $47 million. Originally listed at $88 million more than two years ago, the price had been subsequently lowered to $68 million. The Pagosa Sun reports a sales

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Land Report Top 10, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Topics, West

Historic Dahlstrom Ranch Conservation Easement Finalized

A conservation easement of historic proportions was purchased in the heart of the Texas Hill Country only a short drive from the Capitol of Texas. Hays County, the City of Austin, and the Hill Country Conservancy (HCC), with funding from

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

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