Conservation

Developer’s Diary: Canyon Ridge

When Mike Plant first set foot on the 5,700 breathtakingly beautiful acres of Northern New Mexico that would become Canyon Ridge, he knew he had found a gem. “I’m blessed, I’ve been around a lot of beauty, and anyone who

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Eddie Lee Rider, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Topics

For Sale: Lance Armstrong’s Texas Ranch

Apparently retirement was just too boring for Lance Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France winner ended his hiatus from cycling earlier this year and is currently in training for a shot at his eighth Tour title later this year. (Although

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Posted in Conservation, Farming, Feature, Grant Gannon, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Water

Billion-Dollar Everglades Sale Drastically Downsized

Florida’s ambitious Everglades restoration plan has been drastically scaled back, a victim of the economic recession. Originally slated to be a 187,000-acre, $1.75 billion deal when announced in June 2008, the deal has gone back to the drawing board on

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Magazine, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, South, Topics, Water

Danish Pension Fund Buys 90,000+ Acres in New York

Published reports indicate that the Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy has sold 90,593+ acres of the former Finch Paper holdings to a subsidiary of the Danish pension fund ATP. The sale to ATP was handled on a sealed bid

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Timber, Topics

Quail Unlimited Announces “Reload Iowa”

The loss of more than one-quarter million acres of Conservation Reserve Program land is one of the many reasons that harvest numbers of pheasant and quail in Iowa have dropped from 1.9 million and 1.1 million in the 1970s to less than 500,000

Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Midwest, News Desk, Regional News, Topics

Pentagon Turns to Texas A&M to Protect Endangered Species

Landowners in and around Fort Hood have been receiving millions of dollars from  Texas A&M to participate in a secretive Pentagon program whose goal is to protect endangered species.

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Southwest

Jeff Gordon to Sell Aspen Ranch?

The Aspen Times is reporting that four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon is under contract to sell his 2,000-acre Aspen ranch. The buyer? John MacDonald, a Dallas developer who created the Dallas National Golf Club. According to the report in the

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Golf, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Topics, West

Land Report 100er No. 87 Takes the Chair at The Nature Conservancy

Roger Milliken Jr., president and CEO of Maine’s Baskahegan Co., was named chairman of the board of The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest conservation organizations. The announcement was made earlier this month. Milliken, whose family’s company owns more than 100,000

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Northeast, Topics

Plum Creek Completes First Phase of $150 Million Montana Timber Sale

The nation’s large private landowner – Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) – took the initial step towards completing the sale of an estimated 130,000 acres of Montana forestlands last week. In the first step of a three phase plan, the company received

Posted in Conservation, Equities, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Regional News, Timber, Topics, West

Obama to Nominate Salazar for Interior

Landowners in the West will have one of their own heading up the Interior Department in the new Obama Administration. According to published reports, Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) will be named the 50th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, Minerals, Public Land, Timber, Water

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