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2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fountains Land

Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: This subsidiary of Fountains America specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates, along with forest management and HBU analysis. Wow: Brokered timberland transaction covering 2,630 acres located

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Timber, Vermont

New Mexico Land Commissioner Halts $2 Billion Project

Citing limited state input, New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn issued a 60-day right-of-entry suspension to SunZia, a $2 billion transmission project designed to carry electricity generated in New Mexico and Arizona to markets across the West. Dunn, who took

Posted in Arizona, Energy, Feature, New Mexico, News Desk, Oklahoma, Public Land, Southwest, Texas, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate www.unitedcountry.com (800) 999-1020 2013 Sales: > $1 Billion Who: Largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction land real estate professionals in the U.S. and Latin America. Specializing in ranches, recreational land, and farmland. Supports nearly

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, West

Utah Eyes Federal Lands

2012 Law Seeks Return of 31+ Million Acres to the Beehive State In 2012, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law the Transfer of Public Lands Act, which asks the federal government to return the more than 64 percent of

Posted in Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Utah, West

Sold! University of South Carolina Trustees Agree to Sell Lowcountry Plantation

The University of South Carolina has recently agreed to sell a historic 1,500-acre coastal property that dates back to 1826. Called Wedge Plantation (or The Wedge), it straddles Georgetown and Charleston Counties along the South Santee River about 5 miles

Posted in Feature, News Desk, Public Land, South, South Carolina

Colorado Officials Vow to Fight U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Denver Post reports that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to sue the federal government following the declaration of the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. Hickenlooper called the decision

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

New York Extends Emerald Necklace with 87-Acre Purchase

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) acquired 87 acres of land to connect two state forests and extend the Emerald Necklace of protected lands around Ithaca, a priority in the state’s open-space plan. “With the assistance of

Posted in Conservation, Feature, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Timber

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Mason & Morse Ranch Company

Mason & Morse Ranch Company www.ranchland.com (970) 928-7100 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Representing buyers and sellers and specializing in the sale of agricultural, working, and recreational ranches, timberland, and productive farmland. Wow: Sold more than 45,000 acres

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Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Colorado, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

Land Report December 2014 Newsletter

Take a look at our December newsletter – full of compelling news and notes such as: Which member of The Beatles is selling his Aspen horse ranch? Which avian species has Congress refused to protect? Which presidential hopeful will be

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Minerals, Newsletter, Public Land

Almond Grower Fined $160,000, Must Purchase Conservation Easement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Edward Lynn Brown for destroying valuable wetlands in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California. In August 2012, Brown leased 850 acres of grazing land to convert into an almond orchard.

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

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