Timber

The Great Plague Returns?

Trees, leaves, and changing colors are one of the glorious rites of fall. Yet the more wild places I visit from coast to coast, the more it becomes apparent that it’s not crisp autumn nights that is coloring these trees and

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

JOE Nixes $130 Million Sale

Earlier today Florida’s largest private landowner, The St. Joe Company, announced the cancellation of a major transaction: 67,365 acres for more than $130 million ($1,929 per acre).  The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today said that the previously announced contract for

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Posted in Equities, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, South, Timber, Topics

Sold! Oregon’s 42,500-Acre Ochoco Ranch

The heavily timbered Ochoco Ranch, located in Central Oregon just 30 minutes from the red hot market in and around Bend, sold last week to a buyer from Texas who first saw the property at the website of the listing broker, Mason & Morse.

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Posted in Cattle, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Pacific, Timber

678,000 Acres for $20 Million?

For the price of a penthouse overlooking Central Park, an investor could also buy 1,000 square miles in Brazil. Prices such as this listing in the Amazon River basin’s Madeira River are one of the many reasons that many are looking

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Farming, Feature, Hunting, International, News Desk, Timber, Topics, Water

In Focus: The Forest Landowners Association

Created in 1941, the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) is a proactive, progressive, grassroots organization of timberland owners – large and small – that owns and operates more than 37 million acres of timberland in 47 states. It is the only

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Posted in Conservation, Eddie Lee Rider, Feature, South, Timber, Topics

Max Baucus Out to Ax Timber Tax

Timber sales are typically taxed at the standard 15 percent capital gain rate. Yet timber companies typically pay the standard 35 percent corporate tax rate. This quirk in the tax law has led many timber companies including Plum Creek and Potlatch to restructure as

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, Timber, Topics, West

The Nature Conservancy Purchases 161,000 acres in New York

BY TREY GARRISON PUBLISHED AUGUST 2007 The Nature Conservancy purchased 161,000 acres of Finch Paper Holdings forestlands in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. The $110 million deal, which works out to approximately $683 per acre, was announced on June 18 and

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Posted in August 2007, Conservation, Feature, Magazine, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Taxes, Timber, Topics, Trey Garrison

North Carolina Land Disappearing

Development could devour nearly 2 million acres of North Carolina’s cropland and forestland over the next 20 years, according to a report by the Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center.

Posted in Conservation, Farming, June 2007, Magazine, Recreation, Regional News, South, Timber, Topics

Tom Brokaw: The Land Report Interview

BY ERIC O’KEEFE PUBLISHED MAY 2007 Tom Brokaw has had a front-row seat at some of the most momentous events in recent history, yet to hear him tell it, what happened on an isolated river bank on his Montana ranch

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Equestrian, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, Magazine, May 2007, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Timber, Topics, Water, West

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