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Westervelt Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 22 Westervelt Heirs 518,000 acres In 1884, the Prairie States Paper Company was founded by Herbert Westervelt, a talented innovator who patented the self-opening paper bag machine. His descendants’ WESTERVELT COMPANY is based in Tuscaloosa and operates in Alabama,

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Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Land Report 100, Mississippi, South, South Carolina, Timber

Food for Thought: Customer Connection

Each year, the Big Four — JBS, Cargill, National Beef, and Tyson — process more than 80 percent of the cattle that go to market. One of the by-products of this concentration is that many cattlemen have little or even

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Pacific

Private Paradise

Established by ranch owners for ranch owners, EXPLORE RANCHES offers exclusive access to private landholdings across Texas and beyond. – Lisa Martin Guests had come to ogle steep bluffs and sheer canyon walls. The pitch-black West Texas skies stole their

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Posted in California, Colorado, Feature, Pacific, Recreation, Southwest, Texas, West

Land Report August 2019 Newsletter

A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking about serious money, right? I’m referring to the colossal implosion of the Mountain of Beverly Hills, the 157-acre, $1 billion listing in the 90210 zip code that sold at auction

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Auctions, Bankruptcy, California, Cattle, Developers, Midwest, Nevada, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Southwest, Water, West

BLM to Move Headquarters to Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced plans to move its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, so top officials can be closer to the land managed by the agency. The BLM oversees approximately 388,000 square miles of

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

Holland Ware: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

2018 Land Report 100

No. 21 Holland Ware 534,900 acres A descendant of pioneering Georgians, the 81-year-old has accumulated substantial interests in Southern timberland spread across several states. Ware has transferred a considerable portion of his ownership interests to the HOLLAND M. WARE CHARITABLE

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, South, Timber

Sonoma County Landowners Fined More than $500,000 for Violating Conservation Easement

Peter and Toni Thompson were not parties to the 2009 conservation easement that restricted development on their wine country estate. As subsequent owners of the 81-acre property, however, they were bound by it. So ruled Sonoma County Superior Court Judge

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

The SMS Brand

An energetic Swede, SVANTE MAGNUS SWENSON established a 680,000-acre ranching empire north of Abilene. Texas history brims with rags to riches stories, but few can vie with the life and times of Svante “Sven” Swenson (1816–1896). A Swedish immigrant who

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Stimson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 20 Stimson Family 552,000 acres One of the nation’s oldest continuously operating integrated wood products companies, the family’s STIMSON LUMBER COMPANY pre-dates the Civil War. Founder Thomas Douglass (T.D.) Stimson (1827–1898) blazed a trail for six generations of his

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Posted in Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, West

69,126-Acre Front Range Ranch Lists for $16.5 Million

Red Top Ranch, one of Colorado’s best known cattle operations, has been listed with Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group for approximately $238 per deeded acre. Currently owned by the Malone Family Land Preservation Foundation, the ranch was owned by

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, West

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