Federal Policy

Coalition Sues the U.S. Forest Service to Block Land Swap

A group of nonprofits has filed a 72-page lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Forest Service failed to be transparent and to follow federal environmental law when it approved a land swap with Developer Red McCombs. In May, the Forest Service

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

President Establishes Three New National Monuments

President Obama established three national monuments using authority granted to our nation’s chief executive under the Antiquities Act: Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas. Since

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, West

Land Report July 2015 Newsletter

Plenty of bold-faced headlines in our July newsletter, including the designation of three new national monuments and a key lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. Other items include: The Nature Conservancy’s acquisition of Colorado’s JE Canyon for $21 million; The $29.5

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Georgia, Idaho, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Residential Property, South, Timber, West

Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

BLM, Forest Service Release Plans for Sage-Grouse Habitat

Land management plans to affect public lands in 10 Western states. The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development

Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

Land Report May 2015 Newsletter

Big news this month out of Washington featuring the Interior Department’s go-forward with the Greater sage-grouse, which impacts landowners in 10 states. Other headlines in our May newsletter include: Apple Computer’s 36,000-acre timberland acquisition Vail Resort’s purchase of Australia’s largest ski resort Surprising trends

Posted in Federal Policy, Newsletter

Sage-Grouse to Stay Off Endangered List

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced on April 21 that U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse does not require Endangered Species Act protection. The Bi-State Distinct Population Segment straddles about 4.5 million acres

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, News Desk, West

Land Report April 2015 Newsletter

Our Spring issue featuring the 2014 Landowners of the Year, Katharine Armstrong and Ben Love, and the 2014 Deals of the Year highlights our April newsletter, including: 2014 Deal of the Year: Texas’s Powderhorn Ranch 2014 Historic Deal of the Year: Colorado’s Caribou

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, Nevada, News Desk, Newsletter, Texas

Congress Pondering 1031 Exchange

The potential repeal of like-kind exchanges jeopardizes landowners and other investors. BY DAVID BROWN PUBLISHED SPRING 2015 Over the past year, a variety of proposals have emerged from Congress designed to gut the tax code and create a simpler, more fair taxation framework.

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture Targets Citrus Greening

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB). Better known as citrus greening, HLB is a devastating citrus disease that is threatening U.S. citrus production. The HLB funds

Posted in Agriculture, California, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, Pacific, South

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