Conservation

The Price of Popularity

Sparsely populated since the dawn of time, the American West is struggling to sustain burgeoning growth and increasing demands on its resources. One group offering answers? Private landowners. By KEN MIRR There’s a new phenomenon out West, one that, as

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Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

Enrollment for CRP Open Until February 28

Farmers and ranchers enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program receive an annual rental payment upon planting long-term, resource-conserving species like improved grasses or trees. The goal is to mitigate soil erosion, bolster water quality, and develop wildlife habitats on marginally

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Water

Next Steps for Treasure Hill

Park City approves open space status for landmark conservation acquisition. — Eric O’Keefe Yoga Berra would have made a world-class real estate broker. Consider the following words of wisdom from the Hall of Fame catcher: “It ain’t over till it’s

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

Senators Grassley and Wyden Investigate “Bad Actors”

The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee have requested information including appraisals, promotional materials, and internal documents from 14 individuals involved in a tax avoidance scheme known as a syndicated easement. The IRS and the Justice

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

Federal Judge Scolds Interior Department

A federal judge in North Carolina made permanent a temporary injunction against the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s shoot-to-kill authorization on wolves in the wild. The ruling protects the American red wolf, which conservationists predict is headed for extinction. According

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, North Carolina, South

$48 Million Conservation Acquisition Passes

A decades-long saga came to a close on Election Day when voters in the ski town of Park City approved a ballot measure that will fund the majority of the purchase price of prime recreational acreage overlooking the site of

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

SOLD! One of the Most Remarkable Landscapes in the Front Range Acquired by Douglas County

Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group brokers $18.75 million transaction featuring “one of the most remarkable landscapes in the Front Range.” Almost a decade has passed since Sandstone Ranch first appeared on The Land Report’s radar screen. At the time

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

It’s Time to Sell My Ranch

by T. Boone Pickens Growing up in Holdenville, Oklahoma, I once walked five miles from town down to the banks of the Canadian River — and back — to earn a Boy Scout merit badge. Today, some 80 years later,

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Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Hunting, Interviews, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Private Landowners Fuel Jet Travel

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack greeted Seattle passengers deplaning at Washington Reagan after an Alaska Airlines flight powered in part by a new renewable fuel made of wood waste salvaged from private lands in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. “In 2011,

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, Oregon, Pacific, Timber, Washington, West

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

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