California

Suppressing Fires Has Failed

Five of California’s 10 largest fires in modern history are all burning at once. Together, this year’s wildfires have already destroyed 4,200 buildings, forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, and scorched more than 3.2 million acres

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Posted in California, Editor's Choice, Pacific, West

Water Futures Start Trading Amid Growing Fears of Scarcity

Futures linked to the Nasdaq Veles California Water Index began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in early December, representing a whole new way to buy water. Amid concerns about climate change and resource scarcity in a state that uses

Posted in Agriculture, California, Cattle, Equities, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Water

Collins-Modoc Reforestation Project Announced

In partnership with RenewWest, Collins will plant two million trees on 10,000 acres of the Modoc Plateau in Northern California, becoming the largest single-site carbon-focused reforestation project in US history. The goal is to improve land that hasn’t yet recovered

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Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Timber, Water

San Jose to Preserve Coyote Valley for Wildlife and Agriculture

The city’s General Plan Task Force voted to set aside portions of Coyote Valley for agricultural use, something the City Council first did back in 1976. More recently, concerned citizens urged task force members to preserve the valley, which runs

Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Developers, Farming, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Public Land

Land Report Top Ten: Summer 2020

Our new No. 6, WHITNEY PARK, showcases the timeless allure of New York’s breathtaking Adirondack Park. — The Editors 01. BREWSTER RANCHES | $319.2 MILLION This massive assemblage of 420,000 acres in the Big Bend country of Far West Texas

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Florida, Hunting, New York, Northeast, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Utah, West

Farmland Deal of the Year: California’s Cole Ranch

America’s Smallest Appellation Sells. BY ERIC O’KEEFE There’s a particular breed of wine aficionado who insists on having everything just right. Specific varietals in specific glasses. Serving temperatures not in a range but at a number: 49° for whites and

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Eric OKeefe, Estates, Feature, Pacific

Land Report 2019 Conservation Deal of the Year: Las Varas Ranch in California

Las Varas Ranch is donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In a move that won praise from both educators and environmentalists, Berkshire Hathaway’s second-in-command funded the $70 million acquisition of the historic 1,800-acre Las Varas Ranch by

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report’s 2020 Best Brokerages: PACIFIC

The Magazine of the American Landowner presents our 2020 survey of the leading real estate brokerages in the PACIFIC that specialize in land. – Edited by Cary Estes CALIFORNIA OUTDOOR PROPERTIES CALIFORNIAOUTDOORPROPERTIES.COM | (707) 455-4444 2019 Sales: $100M–$250M Who: One

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Posted in California, Cary Estes, Feature, Oregon, Pacific, Washington

Land Report 2019 Conservation Deal of the Year: Las Varas Ranch Donated to UCSB

Charles Munger acquires – and then donates – Santa Barbara County’s Las Varas Ranch The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman reportedly spent $70 million for the property, which he donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara. “This is much

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

The Singleton Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Singleton Family | No. 9 1,110,000 ACRES Family patriarch HENRY SINGLETON (1916–1999) purchased New Mexico’s historic San Cristobal Ranch in 1986. Located just south of Santa Fe between the Cerrillos Hills, the Jemez Mountains, the Ortiz Mountains, and the Sangre

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Posted in California, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Pacific, Southwest

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