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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

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

Ford Family | No. 15 600,000 ACRES (up 20,000 acres) Founded by Washington native Kenneth Ford (1908–1997) in 1936, ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS has become one of the largest family-owned wood products manufacturers in the nation. The company’s expansive timber holdings

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Land Report 100, North Carolina, Oregon, Pacific, South, South Carolina, Timber, Virginia

Lykes Heirs: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Lykes Heirs | No. 14 615,000 ACRES In 1900, patriarch Howell Tyson Lykes shuttered his medical practice in favor of growing citrus and raising cattle with his seven sons on 500 acres near Brooksville, Florida. Today, family-owned Lykes Bros. maintains

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Feature, Florida, Hunting, Land Report 100, South, Southwest, Texas, Water

Brad Kelley: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Brad Kelley | No. 8 1,139,984 ACRES (down 10,016 acres) The Wall Street Journal christened Kelley as “The Man With a Million Acres” in 2012. Kelley has, in fact, bought and sold millions of acres nationwide. As 2019 came to

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

Peter Buck: 2019 Land Report 100 Sponsored by Hayden Outdoors Real Estate

Peter Buck | No. 7 1,236,000 ACRES (up 311,000 acres) Privately held Subway, which was founded by Peter Buck and Fred DeLuca in the 1960s, is the largest single-brand restaurant chain on earth with more than 41,000 locations in 100-plus

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Posted in Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Northeast, Timber

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

Let’s Fill Our Cities With Taller Wooden Buildings

Trees are some of our BEST ALLIES in solving the climate crisis. — Frank Lowenstein, Brian Donahue & David Foster Across North America, trees stand ready to help us solve the climate crisis. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

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Posted in Conservation, Feature, Timber

SOLD! South Texas’s La Bandera Ranch Sells

The sale of the South Texas hunting ranch, which was listed for sale at $54 million, was recently announced by Whitetail Properties, which noted that the transaction was the largest in the company’s history. Hunters from around the world have

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Posted in Feature, Hunting, News Desk, Southwest, Texas

Destruction from Hurricane Michael Estimated at $1.6 Billion

Hurricane Michael dealt a devastating blow to over 5 million acres of woodlands when it roared through Florida, Georgia, and Alabama in October, according to The Wall Street Journal. Beyond mature trees that snapped during the storm, there is a

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Posted in Agriculture, Feature, Florida, News Desk, South, Timber

$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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