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Two dubious GET-RICH-QUICK INVESTMENTS — one that involved more than 17,000 acres outside of Boise and another that included more than 2,000 acres near Denver — ended up costing the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System close to $100 million.

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Colorado, Developers, Feature, Idaho, News Desk, Public Land, West

SOLD! Dole Sells 2,900 Acres to Reforestation Effort

Spread across mountains and fields in Central Oahu are nearly 2,900 acres that are now known as the Helemano Wilderness Project. Hawaii News Now reports that the land was purchased for $15 million from Dole Food Company by half a

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Water

$48 Million Conservation Acquisition Passes

A decades-long saga came to a close on Election Day when voters in the ski town of Park City approved a ballot measure that will fund the majority of the purchase price of prime recreational acreage overlooking the site of

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, 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

Supreme Court Declines Coastal Act Case

A decade-long legal battle by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla over private property rights versus public coastal access ended this month when the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, reports the Los Angeles Times. Central to the dispute: a

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

The Land Report Fall 2018

Our Investing Issue takes a look at two completely different strategies: one built on blood, sweat, and salt, and the other based on speculation and greed. Guess which one lost $100 million? Other great reads in our fall issue include: Farmland: Bill

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Public Lands Primer

Not all public lands are created equal. That is especially the case out West where almost half the land — 47 percent — is owned by Uncle Sam. Text by Ken Mirr Four or five years ago, I listed a

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Recreation, Water

Bureau of Land Management to Exit Washington?

A host of Western cities are courting Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the hopes of attracting the new BLM headquarters. The move is part of Secretary Zinke’s plan to relocate the agency closer to the bulk of the lands it

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

Western Landowner Portrait: James Rogers, Winecup Gamble Ranch in Nevada

“To be honest, the tough conversations have made us better a landowner.” — James Rogers Text by Lesli Allison | Photography by David Packer and JD Hunter Sprawling across the very heart of buckaroo country, the Winecup Gamble Ranch encompasses

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Nevada, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

2017 Ranks As Second-Worst Year for Tropical Tree Cover Loss

Scientists from the World Resources Institute and the University of Maryland have determined that last year was the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss, exceeded only by 2016. An area equivalent in size to Bangladesh — approximately 39 million

Posted in Agriculture, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Timber

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