Public Land

USFS Unveils Digital Maps for Smartphones and Tablets

The U.S. Forest Service is offering access to a trove of visitor maps for Android and iOS users on their mobile devices. The PDF Maps Mobile App, which was developed by Avenza Systems, is available as a free download from

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Posted in Feature, Public Land, Regional News, States

Sold! 193 Acres of State Trust Land in Arizona

Land values in the Greater Phoenix area have rebounded enough to convince the Arizona State Land Department to auction off 193 acres of state land for future development. The winning bid of $30.2 million came from Jerry Ivy, a California

Posted in Arizona, Developers, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Residential Property, Southwest

Three Million-Acre Montana Grassland Reserve in the Works

Few land buys can equal the ambition and, at times, the controversy surrounding the American Prairie Reserve. The privately funded enterprise is more than a decade old with a growing list of philanthropist benefactors. The reserve itself now spans 274,000

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

For Sale: Colorado’s Sleeping Dog Ranch

Featuring nearly two miles of exceptional trout fishing and surrounded by Powderhorn Wilderness Area to the west, and the La Garita Wilderness to the south and east, Sleeping Dog Ranch represents the ultimate in Colorado retreats. There are inspiring views

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Posted in Colorado, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Water, West

2013 Land Report 100

With 2.2 million acres, John Malone takes top honors for the third consecutive year. His love of land, coupled with his wife’s love of horses, led to several key acquisitions, including a historic Irish castle just south of Dublin and two properties in Wellington, the epicenter of Florida’s equestrian community.

At more than 2 million acres, Ted Turner runs a close second to his good friend. Turner enjoys the distinction of being New Mexico’s largest landowner, and he capitalized on that honor by acquiring the historic Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa in Truth or Consequences. Guests at the Lodge will be able to enjoy tours of Turner’s 156,439-acre Ladder Ranch and his 362,885-acre Armendaris Ranch.

Thanks to his acquisition of the Broken O Ranch, Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke moved up from No. 10 on last year’s list to No. 8 in the rankings. Among the newcomers to this year’s list are Texas’s Wilks Brothers, founders of Frac Tech. Their prized jewel is Montana’s 60,000-acre N Bar Ranch, which they acquired from former Land Report 100er Tom Siebel, founder of Siebel Systems. Another new name on the list is Arthur Nicholas, who serves on the board of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Nicholas is the owner of Wyoming’s historic Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co., which is the subject of a new book by Land Reporters Wyman Meinzer and Henry Chappell.

We invite you to be among the first to view the complete rundown of America’s top landowners, which is available exclusively on the Fay Ranches website. Click here to download your PDF today.

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Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Farming, Federal Policy, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, Midwest, Minerals, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Behind the 2013 Land Report 100: America’s Largest Landowners Double Down

The Land Report releases 2013 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; John Malone and Ted Turner top list of 100 biggest owners of America. Investing in rural, undeveloped land continues to be a popular strategy among the affluent, according

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Equestrian, Equities, Farming, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Hunting, International, Land Report 100, Midwest, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, South, Southwest, Timber, Water, West

Land Report August 2013 Newsletter

One of the focal points of our August Newsletter is the continued interest in land as a productive asset, especially given the solid returns investors have been realizing. So many drivers are powering this upswing: lackluster yields in the bond

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Posted in Agriculture, Alaska, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Federal Policy, Iowa, Midwest, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

Land Report July 2013 Newsletter

Land to Table! That’s the theme of the Summer issue of the Magazine of the American Landowner, and we invite you to join the feast right HERE. More than 30 properties are highlighted in this sumptuous issue, and the landowners themselves

Posted in Auctions, Conservation, Hunting, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Timber

2012 Public Lands Deal of the Year: Moriah Ranch

Talk about a match made in heaven …. On a hunting trip to Wyoming, Stuart Phillips first caught wind of the 14,000-acre Moriah Ranch. A generic description of the Moriah would list it in the rolling foothills of the Laramie

Posted in Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Wyoming

Land Report April 2013 Newsletter

It’s amazing – the yarns that can be shared about certain tracts of real property. Our April Newsletter takes a closer at several standout stories, including one that I am quite confident is destined to end up before the Supreme Court

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Posted in Agriculture, Federal Policy, Georgia, Newsletter, Oregon, Pacific, Public Land, South, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Timber, Water

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