Conservation

Land Report 2019 Conservation Deal of the Year: Las Varas Ranch in California

Las Varas Ranch is donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In a move that won praise from both educators and environmentalists, Berkshire Hathaway’s second-in-command funded the $70 million acquisition of the historic 1,800-acre Las Varas Ranch by

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Posted in Agriculture, California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

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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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Maine, News Desk, Northeast, Timber

Bearing the Brunt

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a lower court ruling that maintains federal protection for grizzly bears in the 22.5-million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. BY TODD WILKINSON | PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS MANGELSEN The recovery of grizzlies in the

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Idaho, Montana, Public Land, West, Wyoming

Congress Passes Great American Outdoors Act

The bipartisan effort represents the largest investment in public lands in more than a half century. The legislation would fund in its entirety a conservation program known as the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has languished since its creation

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk

Bayer Launches Carbon Initiative

The agricultural powerhouse announced plans to reward farmers in the US and Brazil for generating carbon credits as a result of adopting climate-friendly practices that include no-till farming and cover crops. The company’s stated objective? To reduce the carbon footprint

Posted in Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, Feature, News Desk

Land Report 2019 Deal of the Year: La Bandera Ranch in Texas

Twice in the twenty-first century, LA BANDERA RANCH has come to market. Both times it sold in the blink of an eye. By Henry Chappell The sale of one of the most renowned hunting properties in the Lone Star State

Posted in Conservation, Dogs, Feature, Henry Chappell, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Texas, West

Cumberland Plateau NFWF Announced $1.3 Million In Grants

States in which grants will be used include Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grants target the restoration, enhancement, and protection of shortleaf pine, oak, and riparian forests. “More than two-thirds of the forests

Posted in Alabama, Conservation, Feature, Georgia, Kentucky, Public Land, Recreation, South, Tennessee

Land Report 2019 Conservation Deal of the Year: Las Varas Ranch Donated to UCSB

Charles Munger acquires – and then donates – Santa Barbara County’s Las Varas Ranch The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman reportedly spent $70 million for the property, which he donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara. “This is much

Posted in California, Conservation, Feature, News Desk, Pacific

Land Report 2019 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Bixby Ranch Changes Hands for the Second Time in History

One of the oldest continuously running cattle operations in Central Wyoming was sold in December 2019 to Casper-based True Ranches. The nearly 17,000-acre parcel stands in the shadow of the Laramie Mountains and sprawls five miles southeast of Glenrock where

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Washington, West

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

Ford Family | No. 15 600,000 ACRES (up 20,000 acres) Founded by Washington native Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) in 1936, ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS has become one of the largest family-owned wood products manufacturers in the nation. The company’s expansive timber holdings

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

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