Conservation

Buying a Piece of Ground

Tom and Meredith Brokaw had no idea about the adventure they were about to undertake when they decided to buy a ranch in Montana in the late 1980s. “It was kind of a romantic idea that I had of buying

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Midwest, Montana, Recreation

Land Report 2016 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Osage Nation Buys Bluestem Ranch from Turner Enterprises

In June 2016, the Osage Nation acquired Oklahoma’s Bluestem Ranch from Turner Enterprises for $74 million. It was one of many steps the Osage have taken as they seek to reassemble tribal lands dispersed more than a century ago. The

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Oklahoma, Southwest

Sale of Australia’s S. Kidman & Co. Garners Deal of the Year Honors

Other honorees from 2016 include Ranchland Deal of the Year, Agriculture Deal of the Year, and Timberland Deal of the Year. A remarkable series of landmark transactions takes center stage in the Spring 2017 issue of The Magazine of the

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Great Plains, Illinois, International, Midwest, News Desk, Oklahoma, Timber

2017 Land Report Texas 10

The Lone Star State’s 10 Largest Landowners You’ll not find any land flippers or speculators on the following pages. These landowners are in it for the long haul. Improvements are monitored for years, for decades, and for generations. Let us

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

SOLD! Dartmouth College Sells Scenic Farm for $1.84 Million

The Ivy League institution sold New Hampshire’s Hudson Farm to The Trust for Public Land, which immediately deeded the 175-acre tract to the National Park Service as an addition to the Appalachian Trail. A mixture of forest, fields, and wetlands,

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

The Commish Takes Our Questions

Interview by Eric O’Keefe Original Photography by Gustav Schmiege III MUCH LIKE HIS NATIVE STATE, the 28th Commissioner of the General Land Office is an intriguing blend of tradition and innovation. He wears cowboy boots — and an iWatch. His

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Interviews, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

2017 Land Report Texas Top X

Sandow Lakes has one of the largest bundles of water rights on to market. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch: $250 million This 33,777-acre Central Texas sanctuary features a sea of water rights and has been owned by Alcoa USA since

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

SOLD! Blue Apron Acquires Sustainable Meat Producer BN Ranch

Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman has sold his BN Ranch brand to California-based meal delivery service Blue Apron. BN Ranch has been a supplier of grass-fed beef to Blue Apron for two years. Terms were not disclosed. Niman will remain

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report April 2017 Newsletter

President Trump has directed the Department of the Interior to review all national monuments designated over the past two decades that exceed 100,000 acres. This includes monuments established by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Other updates in this month’s newsletter include: Hawaii’s

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, South, South Carolina, Southwest, Texas

Utah Landowners Lose ESA Challenge on Appeal

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2014 ruling that limited the ability of federal officials to use the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to protect a species located in a single state. Utah landowners had challenged a US

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West

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