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Land Report August 2016 Newsletter

Ever heard of a wind tax? Probably not. That’s because only one state has one: Wyoming. Although the Cowboy State claims to be a low tax haven, it imposed the nation’s lone tax on power generated by wind turbines in 2012. Not

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Colorado, Farming, Federal Policy, Florida, Minerals, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, South, Southwest, West, Wyoming

Land Report January 2015 Newsletter

Take a peek at our January newsletter to learn the following: Which invasive species threatens the Great Lakes. Which Colorado ranch just sold at a 65-percent discount. Which Land Commissioner has put the kibosh on a $2 billion project. What conservation plans

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Posted in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, News Desk, Newsletter

Market Watch: Tejon Ranch Sells Easements for $15.8M

Tejon Ranch (TRC) will sell five conservation easements covering some 62,000 acres of the 270,000-acre property to the California Wildlife Conservation Board for $15.8 million. The transaction is yet another step by California’s largest private landowner to monetize remote areas

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Stephen OKeefe, West

Western Massachusetts to Become National Forest?

Former Governor Mitt Romney’s proposal to designate the Berkshires and all of Western Massachusetts as national forest is being considered once again. Massachusetts is one of just six states without national forest designation, a situation the Romney administration sought to

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Regional News, Topics

For Sale: Montana’s Sun Ranch

The jury is still out on my definition of dream property, but I’ll tell you this: Montana’s Sun Ranch is definitely in the running. Nestled on 18,000 acres just outside of Yellowstone National Park in the Madison Valley, the Sun

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Montana, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Timber, Water

Obama to Nominate Salazar for Interior

Landowners in the West will have one of their own heading up the Interior Department in the new Obama Administration. According to published reports, Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) will be named the 50th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Minerals, Public Land, Timber, Water

Amendment 4 Approved by Floridians

Voters in Florida overwhelmingly approved Amendment 4, The Florida Conservation Land Amendment, a measure that will lower property taxes on lands set aside for conservation. Amendment 4, which was  supported by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, was approved by 68.4 percent of Florida voters.

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Regional News, South, Taxes

Sold! Forbes Trinchera Ranch

The Forbes family has sold the ranch. In the largest transaction involving The Land Report 100 in 2007, the four sons and one daughter of Malcolm Forbes signed off on the sale of their 171,400-acre Trinchera Ranch in Southern Colorado

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Posted in 2008 Fall, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, News Desk, Regional News, West

The Law of the Land

BY TREY GARRISON Stephen Small paces the stage of an auditorium at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Despite his low-key speaking style and his obtuse subject matter-federal tax code-the Boston attorney holds his audience’s attention like a prophet

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Posted in July 2007, Magazine

Will Conservation Easement Tax Breaks Be Extended?

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED MAY 2007 Act now or forever lose your easement. A tax break for conservation-related land donations-known as conservation easements-is about to expire. That is unless Congress does something about it. The tax break, signed into law

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Posted in Conservation, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Taxes

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