Conservation

The Conservation Fund Acquires Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake

The 488-acre purchase of one of Colorado’s largest natural lakes means the water and surrounding terrain will fall under federal protection thanks in part to the Great American Outdoors Act, which the Senate passed on June 17. Once approved by

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Posted in Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Water, West

Stan Kroenke: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Stan Kroenke | No. 5 1,380,000 ACRES With wind energy projects totaling more than 400 megawatts in Texas and Wyoming, KROENKE RANCHES is rapidly becoming one of America’s largest renewable energy landowners. In addition to progressive energy development, Stan Kroenke

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Southwest, Texas, Water, West, Wyoming

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

The roots of SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES (SPI) go back to 1949 when Curly Emmerson and his son Red went into business together, leasing a small sawmill and forming a partnership. Seventy years later, Red and his family are still in

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Posted in California, Conservation, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber

State of Florida to Acquire Orange Hammock Ranch

Sunshine State lawmakers approved a significant conservation deal by allocating $19.5 million for the 5,777-acre Orange Hammock Ranch in Sarasota County. Led by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the state cabinet voted unanimously to approve the purchase through the state’s Department of

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South

The Price of Popularity

Sparsely populated since the dawn of time, the American West is struggling to sustain burgeoning growth and increasing demands on its resources. One group offering answers? Private landowners. By KEN MIRR There’s a new phenomenon out West, one that, as

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Posted in Cattle, Colorado, Conservation, Feature, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Water, West, Wyoming

Enrollment for CRP Open Until February 28

Farmers and ranchers enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program receive an annual rental payment upon planting long-term, resource-conserving species like improved grasses or trees. The goal is to mitigate soil erosion, bolster water quality, and develop wildlife habitats on marginally

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Conservation, Farming, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Water

Next Steps for Treasure Hill

Park City approves open space status for landmark conservation acquisition. — Eric O’Keefe Yoga Berra would have made a world-class real estate broker. Consider the following words of wisdom from the Hall of Fame catcher: “It ain’t over till it’s

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

Senators Grassley and Wyden Investigate “Bad Actors”

The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee have requested information including appraisals, promotional materials, and internal documents from 14 individuals involved in a tax avoidance scheme known as a syndicated easement. The IRS and the Justice

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Taxes

Federal Judge Scolds Interior Department

A federal judge in North Carolina made permanent a temporary injunction against the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s shoot-to-kill authorization on wolves in the wild. The ruling protects the American red wolf, which conservationists predict is headed for extinction. According

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, North Carolina, South

$48 Million Conservation Acquisition Passes

A decades-long saga came to a close on Election Day when voters in the ski town of Park City approved a ballot measure that will fund the majority of the purchase price of prime recreational acreage overlooking the site of

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, News Desk, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West

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