Maine

SOLD! The Envy of New England

The Conservation Fund acquires CHADBOURNE TREE FARMS from a pioneering New England family. BY CARY ESTES PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY MONKMAN A premier swath of high-quality timberland in Western Maine that has been utilized as a working forest since the late

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The Conservation Fund Acquires Chadbourne Tree Farms

In purchasing the 15,408 acres in Western Maine, the nonprofit intends to protect the historic forestland from both development and fragmentation while also honoring the land’s history. The prized timberland dates to 1634 when England’s King Charles I sent William

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Land Report July 2020 Newsletter

Highlights from our July newsletter include: Australia’s Forrest family acquires two cattle stations totaling more than 500,000 acres. The Conservation Fund acquires 15,408-acre Chadbourne Tree Farms in Maine. Burger King Prevails in court, wins dismissal of vegan lawsuit. For up-to-the-minute reports on

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Posted in Agriculture, Alabama, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Federal Policy, Florida, Georgia, International, Kentucky, Maine, News Desk, Newsletter, Northeast, South, Tennessee

Loss of Digester at the Androscoggin Mill Impacts Timber Industry

An explosion inside a digester – where wood chips, water, and chemicals are mixed to make paper – tore apart a Pixelle Specialty Solutions’ mill in Jay, Maine. Until the April 15 blast, the mill processed some 1.5 million tons

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Pingree Heirs: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Pingree Heirs | No. 11 830,000 ACRES Known as the Merchant Prince of Salem, David Pingree (1795–1863) purchased his first tract of Maine timberland in 1841. Although he eventually established landholdings in Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, Texas, and Wisconsin, his

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Peter Buck: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Peter Buck | No. 7 1,236,000 ACRES (up 311,000 acres) Privately held Subway, which was founded by Peter Buck and Fred DeLuca in the 1960s, is the largest single-brand restaurant chain on earth with more than 41,000 locations in 100-plus

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

Irving Family | No. 6 1,247,880 ACRES Kenneth Colin “K.C.” Irving (1899–1992) ranks as Canada’s equivalent of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller. In the early 20th century, Irving gained a foothold in the oil patch that eventually evolved into

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John Malone: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

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

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Land Report 100er Peter Buck Acquires 311,000 Acres of Maine Timberland

Subway cofounder Peter Buck increased his family’s substantial timber holdings in the Pine Tree State from 925,000 acres to 1,236,000 acres by acquiring 311,000 acres from Birmingham’s McDonald family. The acquisition elevates the former nuclear physicist from No. 9 to

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McDonald Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres This Alabama family holds the vast majority of their US lands (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via GREAT NORTHWOODS LLC. The McDonalds also own more than 100,000 acres in their home state as well

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