Conservation

Sold! Forbes Trinchera Ranch

The Forbes family has sold the ranch. In the largest transaction involving The Land Report 100 in 2007, the four sons and one daughter of Malcolm Forbes signed off on the sale of their 171,400-acre Trinchera Ranch in Southern Colorado

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, News Desk, Regional News, West

Controversial Sale in North Dakota Badlands

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2007 More than 5,000 acres of federal land in North Dakota’s Badlands could go up for sale. That’s up to Congress. The property is supposed to be offered as a unique offset to a purchase

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, News Desk, October 2007, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Topics

The Nature Conservancy Purchases 161,000 acres in New York

BY TREY GARRISON PUBLISHED AUGUST 2007 The Nature Conservancy purchased 161,000 acres of Finch Paper Holdings forestlands in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The $110 million deal, which works out to approximately $683 per acre, was announced on June 18 and

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Posted in August 2007, Conservation, Feature, Magazine, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Taxes, Timber, Topics, Trey Garrison

Francis Ford Coppola: The Land Report Interview

  BY JULIE BLACKLIDGE PUBLISHED JULY 2007 You’ve seen his work. Chances are you’ve tasted it as well. The winner of five Academy Awards, Francis Ford Coppola has also won rave reviews for his wines. His first release, a 1977

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Posted in Conservation, Farming, Feature, July 2007, Magazine, Pacific, Regional News, Residential Property, Topics

How Safe Are the Nation’s Wildlife Refuges?

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED JULY 2007 The White House accelerated funding for its Healthy Lands Initiative this year, allocating some $3 million to the Bureau of Land Management. The money must be spent on restoring or maintaining natural habitats on

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Posted in Conservation, Federal Policy, Joseph Guinto, June 2007, Magazine, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Topics

Is the Clean Water Act Polluted?

You know the big mud puddle that forms on your back 40 every time it rains? The Environmental Protection Agency might want to come inspect it. At least, that’s the concern of groups that oppose a law that would rewrite

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Posted in Conservation, Joseph Guinto, June 2007, Magazine, News Desk, Topics

North Carolina Land Disappearing

Development could devour nearly 2 million acres of North Carolina’s cropland and forestland over the next 20 years, according to a report by the Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center.

Posted in Conservation, Farming, June 2007, Magazine, Recreation, Regional News, South, Timber, Topics

Preserving Endangered Species for Profit

Who can save the Alabama red-bellied turtle? Maybe your accountant can. He or she will have a chance if Congress passes new legislation that would give tax breaks to landowners who act to preserve species like the Alabama red-bellied turtle,

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Posted in Conservation, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Taxes, Topics

Tom Brokaw: The Land Report Interview

BY ERIC O’KEEFE PUBLISHED MAY 2007 Tom Brokaw has had a front-row seat at some of the most momentous events in recent history, yet to hear him tell it, what happened on an isolated river bank on his Montana ranch

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Timber, Topics, Water, West

Will Conservation Easement Tax Breaks Be Extended?

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED MAY 2007 Act now or forever lose your easement. A tax break for conservation-related land donations-known as conservation easements-is about to expire. That is unless Congress does something about it. The tax break, signed into law

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Posted in Conservation, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Taxes

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