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Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Essentials: Serious Gear for Serious Work

One of the best things about the best bird hunters is that they know what works. Not only have they spent decades walking the walk in every imaginable condition, but they always keep an eye on their buddies’ gear. Not

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting

SOLD! Osage Nation Buys Ted Turner’s Bluestem Ranch

Tulsa World reports that the Osage Nation completed a deal in June to buy the Bluestem Ranch for $74 million. The 43,000-acre prairieland property west of Pawhuska was utilized by Turner Ranches to run 3,000 head of bison and cattle.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Great Plains, Oklahoma

Land Report 2015 Timberland Deal of the Year: Weyerhaeuser Company & Plum Creek Merger

In February, a landmark deal was sealed when Weyerhaeuser Company merged with timberlands giant Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. Now publicly traded under the Weyerhaeuser name (WY), the creation of this timberland behemoth — to the tune of $8.4 billion

Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, South, Timber

SOLD! Santa Ana Pueblo Buys 74,000-Acre Alamo Ranch

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the King Brothers’ Alamo Ranch was acquired by the Santa Ana Pueblo in June. “We’re glad that they purchased the ranch,” said Bill King, a son of former New Mexico Governor Bruce King who bought

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, New Mexico, News Desk

Land Report 2015 Conservation Deal of the Year: Greenwood Plantation

After several years on the market, historic Greenwood Plantation found a new owner, one dedicated to continuing its impressive conservation legacy. Emily “Paddy” Vanderbilt Wade purchased 4,000 acres of the Greenwood Plantation from the Whitney family for $22 million. Located

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

Wyoming to Sell Two 640-Acre Parcels to National Park Service for $46 Million Apiece

On June 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced an agreement to facilitate the purchase of two state school land parcels located within the bounds of Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming has a constitutional

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

Land Report 2015 Agriculture Deal of the Year: Palo Verde Valley Alfalfa Farmland

It’s always worthwhile to take a look at how wealthy investors identify and exploit opportunities in current markets. What stock is the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, targeting these days and why? What about Amazon’s Jeff Bezos? What new technologies

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Posted in Agriculture, Corinne Garcia, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

The Land Report Summer 2016

Find out what the pros are saying about key land markets in our Best Brokerages issue, which features insights and commentary from more than 150 brokerages and auction houses nationwide. It’s our most comprehensive survey ever. And our cover story, featuring

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Posted in Back Issues, Conservation, Dogs, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land

SOLD! CatchMark Closes on Largest Acquisition Since 2013 Launch

In June, publicly traded CatchMark Timber Trust (CTT) announced the acquisition of 51,700 acres of timberlands in South Carolina for $100.7 million (excluding closing costs) in an off-market transaction from funds managed by Forest Investment Associates. Known as Carolinas Midlands

Posted in Feature, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber

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