Enjoy the digital edition of the Fall 2009 issue of the Magazine of the American Landowner.
When we launched the Magazine of the American Landowner in 2007, we put our best foot forward by debuting The Land Report 100. Three years and more than a dozen issues later, this landmark project has become the highlight of our editorial calendar. It would be easy to start discussing newly discovered details, but you’ll find out all that and much more thanks to the efforts of Land Report 100 Editor Katy Richardson, Research Editor Nancy Myers, and our editorial team.
Instead, I’d like to thank the many 100ers that pitched in to help us produce this issue, beginning with Trey Lyda, whose stunning image of his cousin Justin graces our cover. Rhett Turner’s photograph of father Ted is another favorite: America’s largest landowner with a dozen or so of his 50,000-plus bison. King Ranch, Governor Briscoe, and the O’Connors— our South Texas contingent is amply and ably represented. Muchas gracias! Take a moment to enjoy Bill Reynolds’s candid shots from the OW. If you’re like me, that stogie will reek in the confines of your smoke-free office.
If you have plans or need a reason to go to the Big Apple, be sure to join The Land Report at the 6th Timberland World Summit October 26-28. Just a block from Times Square, The Millennium Broadway Hotel is a favorite venue, and the topic couldn’t be more pertinent. Investing in timber—be it acreage, a REIT, or an equity—is a story we will continue to highlight in these pages and on the road.
Eric O’Keefe, Editor, The Land Report