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Molpus Woodlands Group Announces Closing of Fund IV

Jackson-based Molpus Woodlands Group closed Fund IV with $662.5 million in commitments. According to the timberland investment management organization (TIMO), the fund was oversubscribed and exceeded its target of $500 million in 12 months from the first close. A diverse,

Posted in Alabama, Arkansas, Feature, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, News Desk, North Carolina, South, South Carolina, Tennessee, Timber, Virginia, West Virginia

Sold! 165,000 Acres of Montana and Washington Forestland

Plum Creek Timber Company (PCL) announced on Oct. 27 that it reached an agreement to sell approximately 165,000 acres of Montana and Washington forestland to The Nature Conservancy for $134 million. The agreement includes higher elevation timberlands with slower growing

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Montana, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Timber, Washington, West

U.S. Department of the Interior Honors Wyoming Ranchers

In October, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe in recognizing Wyoming landowners for their efforts to protect sagebrush habitat. “Successful conservation of sagebrush habitat depends on

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

Land’s Best Friend: How to Pick a Pup

Excellent dogs are born, not made — Henry Chappell Sure, patience, love, and training can minimize a dog’s weaknesses, and the best trainers can make a passable gun dog out of a marginally talented pup. But in nearly all cases,

Posted in Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell

Panelists to Search for New Model of Conservation Funding

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has named 20 leaders from the outdoor recreation, retail and manufacturing sectors, the energy industry, and sportsmen’s groups to its Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. Under

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Midwest, News Desk, Northeast, Pacific, Public Land, South, Southwest, West

Land Report October 2014 Newsletter

Headlining our October 2014 Newsletter? The 2014 Land Report 100 sponsored by Fay Ranches, of course. But wait – there’s more! LISTED! Ted Turner’s private Beaufort County Island. SOLD! 32,000 acres timber and grazing land known as the Foley Butte Block.

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Montana, News Desk, Newsletter, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington

The Little Pink House Goes to Hollywood

One of the greatest missteps by our nation’s high court will be featured on the silver screen next year. Producer Ted Balaker can remember the exact moment when he first learned that the Supreme Court had ruled 5-4 against Susette

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Posted in Connecticut, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land

2014 Land Report 100

Here it is … the 2014 Land Report 100. Among the major movers on this year’s list is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and chairman of DR Horton Inc. (DHI), who acquired New Mexico’s 457-square-mile Great Western Ranch. This transaction landed

Posted in Agriculture, Back Issues, Bankruptcy, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Energy, Farming, Land Report 100, Minerals, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Taxes, Timber, Water

Land to Table: Texas-Grown Olive Oils

Brought to you by the Henry Family Growing olives in the Lone Star State is all about climate. “Even today people tell us that we can’t grow olives in Texas, but they are basing their opinions on a lot of

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Posted in Agriculture, Farming, Feature, Land to Table, Nancy Myers, News Desk, Texas, West

Wind-Turbine Projects Advance Closer to Reality

America’s first offshore wind farm, the planned Cape Wind, now has a coastal Atlantic staging area big enough to handle construction of 130 massive turbines. Cape Wind Associates has signed a two-year $4.5M lease with the State of Massachusetts for

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Massachusetts, News Desk, Northeast

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