Land Report 100

THE BELL | In addition to its cattle and horse operations, John Malone’s Bell Ranch acts as a giant carbon capture.

No. 1 John Malone
2,200,000 acres

To the nation’s largest landowner, one of the most valuable attributes of his timberland and ranchland holdings is the benefits to society of good stewardship. In Maine, for instance, Malone’s million-plus acre BBC LAND holdings use photosynthesis to absorb enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping greenhouse gas found in fossil fuel emissions. (Keep in mind that the US Forest Service estimates that our nation’s forests offset between 10 and 20 percent of the country’s annual carbon emissions.) Although the means are different out West on Malone’s SILVER SPUR RANCHES, the end is equally laudable. At New Mexico’s BELL RANCH, sustainable grazing practices ensure the health and balance of native grasses and prairie while keeping carbon sequestered in undisturbed soils. Only horses’ hooves and cow tracks impact grasslands and soils, storing carbon, reducing erosion, and ensuring food security.

THE FULL LIST: AMERICA’S 100 LARGEST LANDOWNERS 2019

1. John Malone
2. Emmerson Family [Up 121,932 Acres]
3. Ted Turner
4. Reed Family [Down 2,937 Acres]
5. Stan Kroenke
6. Irving Family
7. Peter Buck [Up 311,000 Acres]
8. Brad Kelley [Down 10,016 Acres]
9. Singleton Family
10. King Ranch Heirs
11. Pingree Heirs
12. Wilks Brothers
13. Briscoe Heirs
14. Lykes Heirs
15. Ford Family
16. O’Connor Family
17. Thomas Peterffy
18. Stimson Family
19. Martin Family [Down 23,000 Acres]
20. Westervelt Heirs
21. D.R. Horton
22. Simplot Family
23. Fisher Family
24. Philip Anschutz
25. Jeff Bezos
26. Holding Family
27. Hughes Family
28. Cullen Heirs [NEW TO LR100]
29. Zane & Tanya Kiehne [Up 19,668 Acres]
30. Malone Mitchell 3rd
31. Stefan Soloviev [Up 10,837 Acres]
32. Robinson & Freed Families [Up 14,159 Acres]
33. Collins Family
34. Shannon Kizer
35. Mike Smith
36. Barta Family
37. Bass Family
38. Llano Partners [Down 11,000 Acres]
39. Fasken Family [Up 1,520 Acres]
40. Collier Family
41. Kokernot Heirs
42. Killam Family
43. Babbitt Heirs
43. Lee Family
43. Anne Marion
46. True Family [Up 17,000 Acres]
47. D.K. Boyd [Up 18,253 Acres]
48. Galt Family
49. Lyda Family
50. Hadley Family
51. Coffee Family
52. Jones Family
53. Reynolds Family
53. Sanders Family
55. Paul Fireman
56. Riggs Family
57. Koch Family
58. Nunley Family
59. Kenedy Memorial Foundation
60. Louis Bacon
61. Brophy Family
62. Bidegain Family
63. Yates Family
64. Cassidy Heirs
65. Scott Family
66. Kennedy Family [Up 42,663 Acres]
67. Eugene Gabrych
68. Hearst Family
69. East Foundation
70. T.R. Miller Family
71. Gage Heirs
71. Russell Gordy
73. Cunningham Sheep Co. [New to LR100]
74. Cocanougher Family
75. Anthony Family
75. Hunt Family
75. Langdale Family
75. Arthur Nicholas
75. Holland Ware [Down 334,900 Acres]
80. Skiles Family
81. Offutt Family
81. Stewart & Lynda Resnick
83. Williams Family
84. Durrett Family
85. Bridwell Heirs
85. Haynes Family
87. Mike Mechenbeir [Up 13 Acres]
88. Broadbent Family
88. Irwin Heirs
90. Sugg Family
91. The Jones Girls
92. McDonald Family [Down 311,000 Acres]
93. Reese Family [Up 7,520 Acres]
94. Codgell Family
94. Fanjul Family
96. JA Ranch Heirs
97. Ellison Family
97. McCoy & Remme Families
99. Boswell Family
99. Eddy Family
99. Green Heirs

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