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America’s National Mammal Returns to Badlands Habitat for the First Time in More Than a Century

Thanks to a land swap involving the 22,000-acre Don Kelly Ranch, bison have returned to portions of South Dakota’s Badlands for the first time since the 1870s. Engineered by the US Forest Service and the World Wildlife Fund among others,

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, News Desk, Public Land, South Dakota

Sporting Goods Sales Tax Revenue on the Ballot

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For more than two decades, Texas legislators have used sales tax revenues from sporting goods sales as a private piggy bank, directing those receipts away from the outdoors to other line items in the state budget. Thanks to the Texas

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Posted in Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest, Texas

Land Report 2018 Conservation Deal of the Year: Cabin Bluff Sporting Plantation

Preserving A Landmark Hunting and Fishing Club The nation’s oldest hunting and fishing club is saved from almost certain extinction. By Corinne Garcia It’s hard to believe that just across the waters from the bustling tourist enclaves of Amelia Island,

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Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Georgia, Hunting, Public Land, Recreation, South, Timber, Water

Hughes Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 30 Hughes Family 390,000 acres Patriarch Dan Hughes Sr. was a legend in the oil and gas industry. He began as a roustabout in high school, earned a geology degree from Texas A&M, and then found, financed, and drilled

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Landmark Eminent Domain Ruling

by Cary Estes Landowners no longer will be fenced in by state decisions when it comes to eminent domain cases thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling. By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled in Knick v. Township of

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

The Land Report Rockies 2019

Land Report 2019 Rockies Issue

Go West! According to the Census Bureau, more and more Americans are moving out West. Hence, the focus of this special issue. In addition to a closer look at this compelling demographic trend, our Rockies special issue also feature these

Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Timber, Utah, 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

Blackfeet National Park to be Studied

A feasibility study is being prepared for Montana’s Blackfeet Nation regarding the development of a national park on tribal lands bordering Glacier National Park. Although many specifics remain to be determined, the development of such a parkland could potentially generate

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Montana, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

Go West, Bureau of Land Management

According to the Interior Department, officials are scouting a new location for BLM headquarters nearer the terrain it manages: 388,000 square miles, 99 percent of which can be found in a dozen Western states. Look for an announcement in September

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Posted in Arizona, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, New Mexico, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

Emmerson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,956,100 acres (down 3,566 acres) Through their wholly owned SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES (SPI), the Emmersons are engaged in collaborative efforts to restore and maintain the health of California’s forests. In partnership with the US Forest Service,

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Land Report 100, Pacific, Public Land, Timber, Water

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