Conservation

Land Report May 2018 Newsletter

A round of applause for the 2017 Deals of the Year: Colorado’s Cielo Vista Ranch, 2017 Ranchland Deal of the Year; South Carolina’s St. Phillips Island, 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year; California Central Valley Farmland, 2017 Agriculture Deal of

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Newsletter, Recreation, Residential Property, South Carolina, South Dakota, Timber, Water

Neighbors Awarded Millions in Hog Farm Nuisance Case

The Chinese owners of Smithfield Foods are on the hook for $50 million, thanks to a federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ten neighbors filed suit arguing, that the waste treatment methods of the world’s largest pork producer were not

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, North Carolina, South, Water

Forest Service Adds Key Tract to Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Trust for Public Land sold the 990-acre Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch to the USFS for $3 million. The previous owner, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, donated the property to the trust. The ranch sits immediately north of the

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

IRS Scrutinizes Syndicated Conservation Easements

Syndicated conservation easements are costing the federal government more than $1 billion annually, and that lost revenue is raising eyebrows in Washington. According to The Wall Street Journal, in late 2016 the IRS began requiring participants in syndicated conservation easements

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

SOLD! One of the Most Remarkable Landscapes in the Front Range Acquired by Douglas County

Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group brokers $18.75 million transaction featuring “one of the most remarkable landscapes in the Front Range.” Almost a decade has passed since Sandstone Ranch first appeared on The Land Report’s radar screen. At the time

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

SOLD! Farmland LP to Acquire Weidert Farm

The sustainable farmland investment fund beat out all comers to acquire Weidert Farm, a 6,000-acre agricultural powerhouse in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. “We appreciate the strong interest Weidert Farm garnered from investors and local farmers,” said Peoples Company President Steve

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Pacific, Washington

SOLD! The Nature Conservancy Acquires 24,000-acre Bixby Ranch

A $165 million donation from Esri founders Jack and Laura Dangermond funded the acquisition of the landmark Santa Barbara County holding where Northern California meets Southern California. “This is an incredibly rare, ecologically important place with eight miles of coast

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Pacific

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2017

The Lone Star State dominates the leader board with four of the nation’s leading listings. — The Editors 1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million This 55,574-acre ranch ranks as one of the Aloha State’s largest and encompasses more than one-third

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hawaii, Hunting, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

It’s Time to Sell My Ranch

by T. Boone Pickens Growing up in Holdenville, Oklahoma, I once walked five miles from town down to the banks of the Canadian River – and back – to earn a Boy Scout merit badge. Today, some 80 years later,

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Hunting, Interviews, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Land Report Top 10: Molokai Ranch

Totaling 55,575-acres, Molokai Ranch is the most significant offering in the state of Hawaii; the new owner will be among the top five private landowners in the state. Molokai Ranch offers a remarkable combination of towering sea cliffs, secluded beaches,

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Golf, Hawaii, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property

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