Conservation

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Republic Ranches

Republic Ranches www.republicranches.com (888) 726-2481 2013 Sales: $100 – $200 Million Who: Covering Texas and Oklahoma with expertise in wildlife management, irrigated farmland, lake construction, conservation, traditional agriculture, and wetland habitats. Wow: A quarter of the firm’s sales in 2013

Posted in Agriculture, Auctions, Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas

Asian Carp Nearing Lake Michigan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that Asian carp are knocking on the door of the Great Lakes. Sampling data, collected in October, show the presence of bighead or silver carp DNA throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System less

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Midwest, Missouri, News Desk, Ohio, Water

2013 Land Report Best Brokerage: Fountains Land

Fountains Land www.fountainsland.com (802) 223-8644 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: This subsidiary of Fountains America specializes in brokering timberland, conservation properties, and rural estates, along with forest management and HBU analysis. Wow: Brokered timberland transaction covering 2,630 acres located

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Timber, Vermont

SOLD! Colorado’s Peace Ranch Sells for $17.2 Million

Colorado property originally listed for $50 million. After languishing on the market for more than two years, a choice Fryingpan Valley property sold at a 65-percent discount. Known as the Peace Ranch, the 610-acre Rocky Mountain getaway includes five houses

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Residential Property, West

Congressional Rider Blocks Gunnison Sage-Grouse Funding

Buried in the fine print of last month’s $1.1 billion Cromnibus — the love child of a “continuing resolution” (CR) and “omnibus” spending bill — was a rider that prevents federal funding to meet court-imposed Endangered Species Act (ESA) deadlines.

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Utah, West

2013 Land Report Best Brokerages: Raich Montana Properties

Raich Montana Properties www.tracyraich.com (406) 223-8418 2013 Sales: < $50 Million Who: Boutique real estate firm founded by Tracy Raich has specialized in ranches and recreational properties in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Handles premium sales for high-net-worth clients. Wow: Represented the

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Farming, Feature, Hunting, Montana, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

Colorado Officials Vow to Fight U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Denver Post reports that Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to sue the federal government following the declaration of the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. Hickenlooper called the decision

Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Public Land, West

New York Extends Emerald Necklace with 87-Acre Purchase

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) acquired 87 acres of land to connect two state forests and extend the Emerald Necklace of protected lands around Ithaca, a priority in the state’s open-space plan. “With the assistance of

Posted in Conservation, Feature, New York, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Recreation, Timber

The Gualala Redwoods Story

Where land meets sea, a giant thrives. The people of Gualala, a quaint coastal town some three hours north of San Francisco, know well the fog that rolls in off the Pacific Ocean. So did their predecessors, the Kashaya Pomo

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Posted in California, Conservation, Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, Pacific, Timber

Land Report December 2014 Newsletter

Take a look at our December newsletter – full of compelling news and notes such as: Which member of The Beatles is selling his Aspen horse ranch? Which avian species has Congress refused to protect? Which presidential hopeful will be

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, Federal Policy, Minerals, Newsletter, Public Land

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