Conservation

Working Farms Fund Seeds A Big City Renaissance

For decades, urban sprawl has been feasting on American farmland. A report by the American Farmland Trust states that between 1992 and 2012, nearly 11 million acres of land that had been used for “intensive food and crop production” were

Posted in Conservation, Farming, Feature, Georgia, News Desk, South

SOLD! Cherokee Nation to Buy Will Roger’s Ranch

In November, the Cherokee Nation purchased Roger’s birthplace from the Oklahoma Historical Society. The 162-acre property situated in Oologah (35 miles north of Tulsa) includes a ranch-style home converted into a museum that depicts life on a 19th-century ranch in

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Oklahoma, Public Land, Southwest

Where the Buffalo Roam

By KATY RICHARDSON | Photography by WYMAN MEINZER Kelsey’s version of home on the range takes place in the heart of the Big Empty. Texas’s King County has been home to many of the most storied ranches in the history

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Hunting, Southwest, Texas

New Zealand Couple Shuns Developers

Despite lucrative offers for their 2,200-acre heritage farming property, Dick and Jillian Jardine donated the land in November to the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust. Situated on New Zealand’s South Island in the Central Lakes Region, the scenic land had

Posted in Conservation, Feature, International, News Desk

Money for Water

As the Colorado River Compact nears the century mark, an increasing number of conservation efforts seek to incentivize landowners’ valuable water rights. By Ken Mirr, Mirr Ranch Group The centennial of the Colorado River Compact is almost upon us. The

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Posted in Agriculture, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Water, West

Federal Land Idling Program at Lowest Level Since 1988

The program includes the voluntary Conservation Reserve, which gives landowners annual rent payments for fragile farmland that has idled for a decade or more. A 2018 expansion hasn’t caught on with landowners according to Successful Farming, which estimates a net

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Water

The Sweetest of Deals

SOLD! A broad coalition rallies to preserve a beloved COLORADO landmark. By Cary Estes | Photography by Todd Winslow Pierce The path to commercial development of Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake took a detour down Memory Lane as a nostalgia- fueled community

Posted in Cary Estes, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Public Land, Recreation, Water, West

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

Land Report Top Ten: Fall 2020

The storied FOUR SIXES RANCH has 119 pastures ranging in size from a few hundred acres to more than 15,000. — The Editors 01. FOUR SIXES RANCH | $341 MILLION [NEW] Comprised of three divisions totaling more than 266,000 acres

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Florida, Hunting, Minerals, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Oregon, Pacific, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Southwest, Texas, Water, West

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

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