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Emmerson Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 3 Emmerson Family 1,956,100 acres (down 3,566 acres) Through their wholly owned SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES (SPI), the Emmersons are engaged in collaborative efforts to restore and maintain the health of California’s forests. In partnership with the US Forest Service,

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Land Report 100, Pacific, Public Land, Timber, Water

Public Lands Primer

Not all public lands are created equal. That is especially the case out West where almost half the land – 47 percent – is owned by Uncle Sam. Text by Ken Mirr Four or five years ago, I listed a

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Recreation, Water

Forest Service Adds Key Tract to Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Trust for Public Land sold the 990-acre Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch to the USFS for $3 million. The previous owner, former Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl, donated the property to the trust. The ranch sits immediately north of the

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, News Desk, West, Wyoming

USDA Seeks to Restore 400,000 Acres Longleaf Pine Forest on Private Lands

Recognized as one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, longleaf pine forests once totaled more than 90 million acres and extended from Southern Virginia to Central Florida and East Texas. Less than 4 million acres exist today. In

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Florida, News Desk, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

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

Interior Department to Allow Firearms in Parks and Refuges

On Friday the Interior Department ruled that Americans will be able to carry concealed weapons in some federal parks and wildlife refuges. The announcement overturns a decades-old Reagan Administration regulation that required all guns brought into national parks and wildlife

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Topics

Controversial Sale in North Dakota Badlands

BY JOSEPH GUINTO PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2007 More than 5,000 acres of federal land in North Dakota’s Badlands could go up for sale. That’s up to Congress. The property is supposed to be offered as a unique offset to a purchase

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Great Plains, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, News Desk, October 2007, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Topics

Bill May Force Landowners to Shoulder Firefighting Cost

When Smokey Bear says, “Only you can prevent forest fires,” he really means it. After several years of historic wildfires in the West that have strained firefighting budgets, burned thousands of acres, and destroyed homes, lawmakers in Washington and at

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Posted in Feature, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, News Desk, Public Land, Residential Property, September 2007, Topics

ATV Riders Run Into Bump in Road

Whether you’re tearing it up in an off-road vehicle or all torn up about their impact on the land, you’ll probably want to know about the tongue-twisting new advocacy group known as Rangers for Responsible Recreation. The group, backed by

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Posted in August 2007, Feature, Joseph Guinto, Magazine, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Topics

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