Conservation

The 13-Million-Acre Man

Go behind the scenes with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush in our Texas issue. The Magazine of the Texas Landowner brings you an exclusive interview with George Prescott Bush, the 28th Commissioner of Texas’s General Land Office. The Commissioner

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Interviews, Minerals, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, Water

Behold An Enchanted Forest

A Maine entrepreneur’s extraordinary generosity spurs the creation of a North Woods gem. Burt’s Bees cofounder Roxanne Quimby just put a big X on her bucket list. She gave away 87,654 acres — to the Department of the Interior. The

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation

Land Report February 2017 Newsletter

STOP THE PRESSES! CONGRESS CONSIDERS ELIMINATING 1031 EXCHANGES! 1031s are an essential tax-deferral mechanism for landowners coast to coast. Grover Norquist tells The Land Report that tax reform by Congress is a certainty. Norquist adds that 1031s are under consideration for

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Federal Policy, Georgia, Golf, Midwest, Newsletter, Oklahoma, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water

Facebook CEO Drops Legal Action Against Native Hawaiians

While attempting to clean up the title on parcels within his 700-acre Kauai estate, Mark Zuckerberg ran into a public relations buzz saw. Zuckerberg’s counsel attempted to use a legal maneuver called “quiet title and partition” to determine ownership of

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific

The Land Report Top Ten: Winter 2016

Coastal compounds, a Rocky Mountain retreat, Texas ranches, and a Florida key take top honors. — The Editors 1. Sandow Lakes Ranch (Texas): $250 million This 33,777-acre acre Central Texas sanctuary is being sold by Alcoa. Bernard Uechtritz, international real

Posted in California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

EPA Claims No Legal Authority to Pay $1.2 Billion in Gold King Spill Cleanup Claims

Agency cites sovereign immunity, lack of Congressional authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that the agency is not legally able to pay compensation for claims brought in connection with the three million gallons of waste released from the

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

SOLD! Elephant Aid International Closes on an 846-Acre Ranch

Elephant Aid International founder Carol Buckley purchased a cattle ranch 30 miles northwest of Tallahassee. The property features ideal elephant habitat: a mix of rolling pastures and live oaks as well as several lakes. Known as the Piergiovanni Ranch, it

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

Park Service Acquires Key Teton Inholding

On Dec. 12, the Department of the Interior took title to Antelope Flats, one of two 640-acre Wyoming School Trust Land inholdings located in Grand Teton National Park. The $46 million purchase ($71,875 per acre) was split equally between Interior

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

Historic Seminole Land Conserved

Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate brokered the sale of a perpetual conservation easement on 2,526 acres along Arbuckle Creek to the state of Florida for $4.3 million. Sebring’s S.Y. Hartt & Son Inc. sold the easement to the Rural

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, Florida, News Desk, Public Land, South, Water

Conservation Easement Protects Valuable Neches River Tract

A collaboration between the Texas A&M Forest Service and The Conservation Fund has preserved approximately 7,000 acres of forestland in the Pineywoods of East Texas. Known as Bobcat Ridge, the acreage fronts the Neches River near Palestine and will almost

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

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