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Larimer County Acquires Farm with Water Rights


The Historic Malchow Farm was purchased for its water. The property, infrastructure and minerals were purchased along with the valuable water rights, including 240 units of Colorado-Big Thompson, or C-BT, water, 16 shares of Handy Ditch native water rights and 20 shares in Dry Creek Lateral Ditch. http://larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=4318 Larimer County Acquires Farm Southwest of Berthoud  Read more…

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The Value of Nature-based Recreation

Char Miller writes a good article for “The Conversation” that speaks to the value of nature-based recreation in context with The celebrated Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northeastern Minnesota, which constitutes one million acres of the Superior National Forest.  Can nature advocates save threatened Boundary Waters wilderness – again?            Author Char Miller W. M. Keck  Read more…

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Bill Introduced to make Conservation Easement Tax Incentives Permanent

John Watson/Fay Ranches.  Introduced yesterday, the Conservation Easement Incentive Act is a Congressional bill that would make the Conservation Easement tax incentive permanent.   By way of background, for the fourth time in recent history, enhanced tax incentives for conservation easements have expired making it very difficult to incentivize land owners to conserve their conservation and  Read more…

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Book Review: The Business of Open Space: What’s Next (Stephen J. Small)

This is the latest in the Preserving Family Lands series of Boston-based tax attorney Stephen J. Small.  Before going into private practice, Small was an attorney-advisor I the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS in Washington D.C., where he wrote the federal income tax regulations on conservation easements. “What’s Next” is geared to land  Read more…

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“Hanna” U.S. Western Ranching Documentary to Debut May 16 in NYC and LA

“Hanna Ranch: One Cowboy’s Fight for Family and Land” is scheduled to air May 16 in New York City and Los Angeles, and be distributed in digital formats the following week. The documentary is about rancher Kirk Hanna, in his mission to protect range land in Colorado from development and unsustainable range management. He was  Read more…

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Historical Barns Fade Back into the American Landscape

The Associated Press covered a story about the Missouri Barn Alliance and similar initiatives across the country that are dedicated to surveying and protecting historical barns.  In 2011 the Missouri Barn Allianced commenced its efforts to inventory and photograph pre-1960 barns as a first step in looking into their historical significance.  Similar barn surveys are  Read more…

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