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Looking Back At Clayton Williams Jr.

For decades, Claytie and Modesta Williams (above) hosted one of the Lone Star State’s best-known cattle sales at their headquarters north of Alpine, …

West Texas

Land Report 2017 Conservation Deal of the Year: St. Phillips Island

<b> Ted Turner Parts With His Beloved Island</b>Ted Turner has spent his professional career crafting great deals. In December, he signed off on a whale of …

South Carolina

Cielo Vista Ranch

<i>PRIVATE PARK. Cielo Vista’s alpine and subalpine zones are peerless. No other deeded land in the Lower 48, Alaska, or Canada possesses comparable</i> …

Hiking

The Land Report Top Ten: Spring 2018

The nation’s leading land listings feature an average price tag of $155 million. <i>— The Editors</i><b>1. Molokai Ranch (Hawaii): $260 million</b> <br>Pictured above, …

Real Estate

The Scharbauer Family

<i>The Scharbauers’ Alysheba rocketed from the back of the field to edge Bet Twice and win the</i><i><br>1987 Kentucky Derby in 2:03.40.</i>In our inaugural Land …

Kentucky

Texas Land Markets: Panhandle and South Plains

At $1,089 per acre in 2017, land values in the northernmost reaches of the state have trended in and around the $1,100-per-acre range since 2012.</b> …

Top 10

Texas Land Markets: Far West Texas

Over the last five years, land values in this region have seen 17.85 percent growth, compounded annually. That’s the good news. The catch? Listings …

Top 10

Land Report Library: Marfa

<i>Land values in the Trans-Pecos have skyrocketed. In 1998, the median price for an acre of land was $95. In 2017, that same acre of land was selling</i> …

Real Estate

It’s Time to Sell My Ranch

<i>DAY’S END. In 1971, the lifelong bird hunter bought the first 2,940-acre parcel that would become his beloved Mesa Vista.</i><b>by T. Boone Pickens</b>Growing …

Top 10

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 in Florida v. Georgia

A divided court gives Florida another opportunity to draw more water out of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and away from Atlanta.<p>A …

Florida

Collins Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 33 Collins Family<i>311,400 acres</i>Founded in Pennsylvania in 1855 by a 24-year-old railroad engineer named Truman “T.D.” Collins, the family …

Forests

Stefan Soloviev: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 32 Stefan Soloviev<i>323,700 acres (up 88,000 acres)</i>The 42-year-old Soloviev boosted his total acreage this year with the acquisition of White Lake …

New Mexico

Malone Mitchell 3rd

No. 31 Malone Mitchell 3rd<p><i>336,000 acres (down 48,000 acres)</i><p>This Far West Texas native has established his Longfellow Ranch as one of the finest …

Hughes Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 30 Hughes Family<i>390,000 acres</i>Civic-minded Texans with a distinguished record of service regarding public lands and public parks, the Hugheses …

Oregon Judge Orders Teenager to Pay $36 Million in Restitution for Starting Massive Wildfire in 2017

More than 48,000 acres were torched after a 15-year old tossed a firecracker and ignited last year’s deadly Eagle Creek Fire. A total of 11 claims …

Holding Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Holding Family<i>400,000 acres</i>Robert Earl Holding’s heirs own Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil and Gas, which the late patriarch purchased in 1976. The …

Jeff Bezos: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos<i>400,000 acres</i>One of the nation’s top landowners set off a bidding frenzy in 2017, and it was all about land, specifically urban …

Philip Anschutz: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 27 Philip Anschutz<i>434,500 acres</i>In 1982, the Kansas native sold his stake in the Anschutz Ranch East Field to Mobil for $500 million. He …

Fisher Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family<i>440,000 acres</i>Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher own Mendocino Redwood Company and Pacific Lumber, now known as …

Simplot Family

No. 25 Simplot Family<p><i>443,000 acres</i><p>Jack Simplot (1909–2008) quit school and left home in eighth grade. In the 1940s, he pioneered the frozen french …

NPR Highlights Estate Planning Workshops for Landowners

All too often, when older farmers and ranchers retire, no one has been prepared to take their place. National Public Radio’s popular <i>All Things</i> …

SOLD! New Mexico’s Imus Ranch Sells to RFD-TV Founder

The <i>Santa Fe New Mexican</i> reports that Don Imus’s 3,400-acre cattle ranch in the Pecos River Valley east of Santa Fe has sold to RFD-TV founder Patrick …

McDonald Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family<i>474,000 acres (up 64,000 acres)</i>Based in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, this Alabama family concentrates the vast …

Washington Governor to Decide Fate of Solar Farm

Jeff and Jackie Brunson have grown alfalfa, Timothy hay, and other crops on their Central Washington farm in Kittitas County. They want to expand …

D.R. Horton

No. 23 D.R. Horton<p><i>503,000 acres</i><p>Donald Horton founded and chairs the country’s largest new home builder, D.R. Horton, which is based in Fort Worth. In …

Neighbors Awarded Millions in Hog Farm Nuisance Case

The Chinese owners of Smithfield Foods are on the hook for $50 million, thanks to a federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ten neighbors filed …