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Land Report June 2015 Newsletter

The Magazine’s fifth annual survey of land brokerages nationwide headlines our June Newsletter. More than 100 brokerages participated, a record for The Magazine of the American Landowner. Other top stories include: David Rockefeller’s 1,000-acre donation of prime property in Maine The acquisition

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Equestrian, Federal Policy, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Public Land, Residential Property

BLM, Forest Service Release Plans for Sage-Grouse Habitat

Land management plans to affect public lands in 10 Western states. The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans to conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development

Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

Land Report 2014 Deal of the Year: Powderhorn Ranch

Years of patience and persistence pay off, thanks to a multi-partner coalition and a gracious steward. Last August, a decades-long endeavor finally bore fruit when a multi-partner coalition announced the acquisition of Texas’s 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch. For over a century,

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Conservation Easement to Protect South Kona Forestland

The land, located in the Kaawaloa Forest between 2,300 and 4,300 feet in elevation, is rare native wet forest with a diversity of indigenous plants, trees, and birds, says Greg Hendrickson, real property administrator for the Pace family, which owns

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hawaii, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Whitetail Properties Real Estate

Whitetail Properties Real Estate www.whitetailproperties.com (217) 285-9000 2013 Sales: $300- $500 Million Who: Founded in 2007 for the sole purpose of bringing together buyers and sellers of hunting, ranchland, and farmland. This real estate company averages a farm or ranch

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, Ohio, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property

Pristine Haven Preserved

A multipartner coalition acquires the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch for $37.7 million. On Aug. 21, 2014, a multipartner coalition announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch in Calhoun County. At $37.7 million, it is the largest dollar amount ever raised

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

Reduced! Colorado’s Bear Wallow Ranch

The 2,600-acre Western Colorado landmark, which was originally listed for $37 million, has been lowered to $29.9 million. Conveniently situated off of Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs and just 15 minutes to Rifle/Garfield County Airport, this end-of-the-road tract features

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

The Administration Moves to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan that recommends additional protections for the 19-million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). President Obama announced he will make a recommendation to Congress to designate core areas of the nation’s

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

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

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