Eric O’Keefe

The Land Report Summer 2010

  Big Deal Would you call a working cattle operation set on thousands of acres along the Continental Divide a ranch, or does the term “residence” seem more appropriate? Major transactions like the sale of Colorado’s Boot Jack Ranch a

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Posted in Back Issues

Ask the Expert: Scott Jones

The second session of the 111th Congress is already under way, and landowners have a lot at stake. With that in mind, The Land Report turns to Scott Jones to get the inside scoop on Washington’s next steps. Since 2003,

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Timber, Topics

Library: Working Dogs of Texas

Both the author and the photographer are valued contributors to The Land Report, and there’s no doubt in my mind that landowners from coast to coast will be able to identify with this book. So let’s begin by getting two

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Posted in Eric OKeefe, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest, Topics

Northeastern Landowners Get $165M For Natural Gas Rights

A coalition of landowners in one of the country’s emerging natural gas hot spots has reached an agreement to lease 30,000 acres to Fortuna Energy for natural gas drilling rights. The $165-million, five-year deal for Marcellus Shale drilling rights comes out

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Posted in Energy, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Minerals, News Desk, Northeast, Regional News, Topics

Sold! Steamboat’s Perry Ranch

A well-known Rocky Mountain landmark, Colorado’s 470-acre Perry Ranch, sold for $11 million ($23,000+ per acre). The sellers paid $13 million for the Routt County ranch in 2007 intending to improve it and then market it as a conservation development

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Posted in Cattle, Conservation, Developers, Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Topics, West

For Sale: 19,079-Acre Pineywoods Mitigation Bank in East Texas

One of the largest wetland mitigation banks in the nation is on the market. Located in Angelina, Jasper, and Polk Counties, the Pineywoods Mitigation Bank is currently the largest wetland mitigation bank in Texas and is fully permitted with the

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Posted in Conservation, Developers, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Regional News, Southwest, Topics, Water

Western Massachusetts to Become National Forest?

Former Governor Mitt Romney’s proposal to designate the Berkshires and all of Western Massachusetts as national forest is being considered once again. Massachusetts is one of just six states without national forest designation, a situation the Romney administration sought to

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Posted in Conservation, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Federal Policy, Hunting, News Desk, Northeast, Public Land, Regional News, Topics

Crescent Resources Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Charlotte-based Crescent Resources filed for bankruptcy protection in Austin on June 10 listing assets and liabilities in excess of $1 billion. Founded in 1969, the developer is owned by Duke Energy and Morgan Stanley’s real-estate fund unit and has interests in

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, News Desk, Regional News, South, Southwest, Topics

Madeleine Pickens Presents Eco-Sanctuary Plan to BLM

Madeleine Pickens is no ordinary horsewoman. A lifelong equestrian, she has led numerous champions into the winner’s circle, including the Hall of Fame Thoroughbred Cigar, winner of 16 consecutive races. Now she is championing a new cause: America’s wild horses. “Wild horses

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Posted in Conservation, Equestrian, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, Regional News, West

Sold! Montana’s Yellowstone Club Goes for $115 Million

CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC paid $115 million to buy Montana’s Yellowstone Club out of bankruptcy court yesterday. The Boston-based private-equity firm agreed to pay $35 million in cash and assume $80 million in debt owed to Credit Suisse. CrossHarbor will also infuse up

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Posted in Bankruptcy, Developers, Eric OKeefe, Feature, Golf, News Desk, Recreation, Regional News, Residential Property, Timber, West

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