Lightning has struck twice. The Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site is front-page news yet again, only this time the focus of the controversy is not just eminent domain but wildfire.
Clint Eastwood sticks to his guns. Not just when creating iconic characters such as Rowdy Yates, “Dirty” Harry Callahan, and Bill Munny or in his scintillating body of work as a director, but as a landowner. He’s interrupted a family…
Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award-winning films are undoubtedly his most famous works, but wine connoisseurs also treasure the acclaimed wines he has been producing at his Napa Valley estate since the mid-1970s.
According to a recently released report from South Dakota State University, land values are up more than 25 percent across the state. Cash rents have also increased, gaining 15 percent over the same period. The report states that these are the highest increases the state has seen…
Created in 1941, the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) is a proactive, progressive, grassroots organization of timberland owners – large and small – that owns and operates more than 37 million acres of timberland in 47 states. It is the only…
Driving today I tuned into C-SPAN Radio on my XM dial looking for something better than the latest Top 20. I caught the tail end of a conversation, Congressional testimony it sounded like, regarding the current food crisis that is…
The last and largest contiguous block of forestland east of the Mississippi – more than 10 million acres – is up for grabs … at least as far as public policy goes. Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission is now holding public…
Every once is a while, someone gets it so wrong that they end up being right. This quote by Paul Puryear, a housing analyst at Raymond James & Associates, ran in today’s Wall Street Journal. It’s about CALPers and its tanking…
Timber sales are typically taxed at the standard 15 percent capital gain rate. Yet timber companies typically pay the standard 35 percent corporate tax rate. This quirk in the tax law has led many timber companies including Plum Creek and Potlatch to restructure as…
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The number of bison in Yellowstone dropped by a staggering amount this winter. According to this CNN report, the population fell from more than 4,700 to just 2,300 since November. What’s causing the decline? Read inside for more.