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McDonald Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres This Alabama family holds the vast majority of their US lands (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via GREAT NORTHWOODS LLC. The McDonalds also own more than 100,000 acres in their home state as well

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Florida, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Oklahoma, South, Timber

Land Report Texas $1 Billion Club

The TOP TEN listings in the Lone Star State boast an average price north of $100 million. -The Editors 1. Mesa Vista Ranch | $250 Million Boone Pickens’ 100-square-mile ranch has been deemed “arguably the finest quail hunting spot in

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Developers, Feature, Hunting, Minerals, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Timber, Water

O’Connor Heirs: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 16 O’Connor Heirs 587,800 acres By the time of his death in 1887, Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor (1817—1887) owned half a million acres in Southeast Texas and close to 100,000 head of cattle. His philosophy? “Buy land and never

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Southwest, Texas

Wilks Brothers: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 12 Wilks Brothers 702,367 acres FRAC TECH founders Farris and Dan Wilks own ranches in Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas, and they rank as the state’s leading landowners in Montana and Idaho. At least they did at press time. Wilks

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Oregon, Pacific, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, West

New Law Settles Battle Over Bones

Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed into law legislation that designates fossils belong to the surface estate owner. The first-of-its-kind protection addresses a contentious issue that has bedeviled landowners. “This was a very significant bill for our group,” Charles Denowh of

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Posted in Feature, Minerals, Montana, News Desk, West

Irving Family: 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 6 Irving Family 1,247,880 acres (up 1,644 acres) J.K. Irving planted the company’s one billionth tree in July. Quite an accomplishment for a family rooted in the legacy of patriarch James Dergavel Irving, whose grandparents emigrated from Scotland with

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Posted in Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Timber

Court Approves Sale of West Texas Ranch at $1,007 per Deeded Acre

Judge Mark Mullin of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas approved the sale of the KC7 Ranch to Paul Foster of El Paso for $32.5 million. The 37,847-acre property, which sits 190 miles east of El

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas, Water

Anti-Drilling Initiative Fails in the Centennial State

A Colorado voter initiative known as Proposition 112 was defeated by an estimated 56 to 44 percent margin on Election Day. If approved, the initiative would have increased minimum drilling setbacks from occupied buildings and waterways for new oil, gas,

Posted in Colorado, Developers, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Residential Property, Water, West

Land Report November 2018 Newsletter

Our Investing Issue takes center stage in our November newsletter, which also includes Election Night results affecting landowners as well as major transactions: Colorado voters give a thumbs down to more extensive drilling setbacks. Voters in Park City, Utah, green-light

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Federal Policy, Hunting, Minerals, Newsletter, Pacific, Public Land, Recreation, Residential Property, Water, West

U.S. Ranks As World’s Largest Oil Producer

For the first time since 1973, the United States has topped Saudi Arabia and Russia as the largest global producer of crude oil. The news was announced by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) and is based on preliminary estimates from

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Great Plains, Minerals, Montana, New Mexico, News Desk, North Dakota, Southwest, Texas, West

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