Conservation

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

Partnerscapes Becomes the New Name for Partners for Conservation

A grassroots movement of private landowners working with agencies, non-profit organizations, and policymakers to collaborate on conservation projects to sustain working landscapes, Partnerscapes was founded in 2010 as Partners for Conservation. Along with its new branding campaign, Partnerscapes has launched

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, News Desk

Luck of the Devil

By Bill Briggs Bob and Suzanne Fanch have crafted a love letter to the American West at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. THE FIREPLACES ARE FASHIONED from landslide rocks. The floors are bathed in heat from the Earth’s core. And a restaurant

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Recreation, West

Cargill Partners for Impact

The agricultural behemoth threw its support behind farm-led efforts to adopt practices and systems bolstering regenerative ag practices across 10 million acres of North American farmland over the next decade. The first phase of the initiative focuses on row crops

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Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Water

There’s No Place Like Home Track

A serendipitous meeting, a collegial chat, and a shared appreciation led to a vibrant renaissance for a centuries-old Virginia farm. Make that two farms. By Corinne Gaffner Garcia | Photography by Gustav Schmiege III A serendipitous series of events led

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Posted in Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, Gustav Schmiege, Recreation, Residential Property, South, Virginia

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