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New York’s Plum Island to Fetch $1 Billion?

The rhetoric keeps ramping up surrounding the future of Plum Island at the eastern edge of Long Island. Two years ago, Homeland Security declared that in advance of shuttering the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in 2023, the entire island

Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land

U.S. Forest Service Finalizes Colorado Land Exchange

Mid-September saw the approval of a land exchange intended to safeguard public access to Wilson Peak in the San Miguel Range. Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout’s decision sets the stage for the Forest Service’s acquisition of 680 acres owned by Skyline

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, West

Land Report October 2015 Newsletter

It’s HERE! The Winter issue of the Magazine of the American Landowner featuring the 2015 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches headlines our October newsletter. Other great reads include: The Land Report 2015 Gear Guide The 2015 Wellington Land Report The

Posted in Agriculture, Land Report 100, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Timber, Water

Kelo Postmortem

A decade has passed since the Rehnquist Court’s “intellectually unsound” decision in Kelo v. City of New London. On June 23, 2005, a team of attorneys for the Institute for Justice (IJ), a nonprofit libertarian public interest law firm, was

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Posted in Connecticut, Corinne Garcia, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Residential Property

Indiana’s State Court Sides with Citizens

Alliance for the Great Lakes, Save the Dunes, and the State of Indiana’s Long Beach Community Alliance prevailed in litigation to uphold the public’s right to recreate on the Indiana portion of Lake Michigan. Two lawsuits were brought by beachfront

Posted in Feature, Indiana, Midwest, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation

Jack Ma Buys Brandon Park

The Chinese billionaire has conservation plans for the 28,100-acre property. Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire and cofounder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has quietly made a new acquisition: a 28,100-acre property boasting trout streams, woodlands and a maple syrup operation in

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

University of Arizona Gets $2.6 Million Ranch Near Sedona

Future veterinary students at the University of Arizona will get hands-on experience at a working ranch near Sedona, thanks to the donation of a $2.6 million property by the Steele Foundation. The Phoenix-based organization is handing over the deed to

Posted in Agriculture, Arizona, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest

Land Report September 2015 Newsletter

While the U.S. economy suffers through starts and stops, land sales and land listings keep humming along. Here are some of the September newsletter’s highlights: A key timberland sale in Florida; A potential $1 billion listing off Long Island; A $5 million

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Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Florida, New Mexico, New York, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Timber, Utah, West, Wyoming

Three New Wilderness Areas Designated in Idaho

H.R. 1138, sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson, passed the House on July 27, was unanimously approved by the Senate on August 4, and signed into law by President Obama on August 7. “Congressman Simpson’s legislation reflects years of meaningful engagement

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

Land Report August 2015 Newsletter

Global equity markets gave investors a rollercoaster ride in August. Meanwhile, back on the farm, US Farm Trust announced $300 million in commitments from institutional backers to invest in high-quality row-crop farmland. Coincidence? We didn’t think so either. Read all about

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Federal Policy, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Recreation, Timber

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