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Wilks Brothers: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 12 Wilks Brothers 702,367 acres FRAC TECH founders Farris and Dan Wilks own ranches in Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, and they rank as the state’s leading landowners in Montana and Idaho. At least they did at press time. Wilks

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, West

New Law Settles Battle Over Bones

Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed into law legislation that designates fossils belong to the surface estate owner. The first-of-its-kind protection addresses a contentious issue that has bedeviled landowners. “This was a very significant bill for our group,” Charles Denowh of

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Posted in Feature, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, West

Irving Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,247,880 acres (up 1,644 acres) J.K. Irving planted the company’s one billionth tree in July. Quite an accomplishment for a family rooted in the legacy of patriarch James Dergavel Irving, whose grandparents emigrated from Scotland with

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Timber

Court Approves Sale of West Texas Ranch at $1,007 per Deeded Acre

Judge Mark Mullin of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas approved the sale of the KC7 Ranch to Paul Foster of El Paso for $32.5 million. The 37,847-acre property, which sits 190 miles east of El

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Anti-Drilling Initiative Fails in the Centennial State

A Colorado voter initiative known as Proposition 112 was defeated by an estimated 56 to 44 percent margin on Election Day. If approved, the initiative would have increased minimum drilling setbacks from occupied buildings and waterways for new oil, gas,

Posted in Colorado, Developers, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, Water, West

Land Report November 2018 Newsletter

Our Investing Issue takes center stage in our November newsletter, which also includes Election Night results affecting landowners as well as major transactions: Colorado voters give a thumbs down to more extensive drilling setbacks. Voters in Park City, Utah, green-light

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Hunting, Minerals, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

U.S. Ranks As World’s Largest Oil Producer

For the first time since 1973, the United States has topped Saudi Arabia and Russia as the largest global producer of crude oil. The news was announced by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) and is based on preliminary estimates from

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, North Dakota, Southwest, Texas, West

BP to Pay $10.5 Billion for 470,000 Acres of Shale Assets in Texas and Louisiana

London-based BP announced that it was acquiring a portfolio of unconventional oil and gas assets from BHP for $10.5 billion. The onshore assets mark the first major acquisition by BP since the disastrous Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010. The portfolio

Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Louisiana, Minerals, News Desk, South, Southwest, Texas

Land Report July 2018 Newsletter

The robust US economy means plenty of transactions to report in our July newsletter, including: Colorado’s Grizzly Ranch sells for $18.5 million Red Lodge Creek Estate goes to auction on August 30 A 157-acre mountaintop in Beverly Hills lists for $1

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, California, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Hunting, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Texas, Water, West

Land Report June 2018 Newsletter

In our June newsletter, the long arm of the law takes center stage: The Supreme Court hands Florida a win over Georgia in a water dispute In Texas, private land seizures have begun as the administration builds its border wall

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Farming, Federal Policy, International, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Taxes, Timber, Water, West

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