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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

Land Report 2019 Ranchland Deal of the Year: Bixby Ranch in Wyoming

An Iconic Wyoming Ranch Changes Hands for Just Second Time By Corinne Gaffner Garcia When Wyoming’s historic Bixby Ranch sold in December, the significance of the transaction ran much deeper than the facts listed in Hall and Hall’s marketing brochure.

Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Corinne Garcia, Feature, News Desk, West, Wyoming

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

O’Connor Family: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

O’Connor Family | No. 16 587,800 ACRES The O’CONNOR RANCH encompasses portions of Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria counties in Texas’s Coastal Bend. Founded by Irish immigrant Thomas O’Connor (1817-1887), the County Wexford native owned approximately 100,000 head of cattle and

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

Land Report 2019 Timberland Deal of the Year: Weyerhaeuser Sells 630,000 Acres of Montana Timberland to Southern Pine Plantations

The Seattle-based REIT – the single largest owner of land in the U.S. – sold the timberland to a real estate holding company owned by Benjy Griffith, who last appeared on the Land Report 100 in 2013. The $145 million

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

Keep Your Distance: Move to Montana

The inherent appeal of BIG SKY COUNTRY is enticing buyers keen on sheltering in some place beautiful. — Corinne Gaffner Garcia Montana is known for wide-open spaces, rugged landscapes, abundant wildlife, and outdoor recreation like you wouldn’t believe: everything from

Posted in Corinne Garcia, Feature, Montana, Residential Property, West

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

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