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The Value of Nature-Based Recreation


  char miller Director of Environmental Analysis Program and W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental The celebrated Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northeastern Minnesota, which constitutes one million acres of the Superior National Forest, is among the most pristine river and stream ecosystems in the United States. With any luck, it will remain so.  Read more…

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The Wealthy Quietly Invest in Westcliffe, Colorado Ranchland – Where It’s Hard to tell the 1% from the other 99%

WESTCLIFFE, CO - JULY 13: A general view of downtown Westcliffe, CO on July 13, 2016. Custer County ranked fifth for its income gap out of 3,064 U.S. counties examined by the Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Michael Reaves/The Denver Post)

Good article from today’s Denver Post that mentions Westcliffe, Colorado and low key wealthy who invest, recreate and live here The surprising peaks and valleys in Colorado income inequality Colorado is a relatively egalitarian place, especially when compared with states such as New York, Connecticut or even Wyoming. But it contains some surprisingly high peaks and  Read more…

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Direct Land Investment by Foreigners in Argentina is becoming Possible Again under New Government

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In 2011 the Argentina Kirchner-led government imposed the rural land law which imposed broad restrictions on the purchase and lease of rural lands by foreign entities and individuals. Enacted late last month by the new Argentina government led by Mauricio Macri is a New Decree that repeals many of the barriers that had been established  Read more…

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Trophy Ranches – The Case for Private Marketing


High Value Land Sales – The Case for Private Marketing There are many methods available for the marketing and sale of specialized high value land-based assets in addition to traditional real estate listing arrangements and auction formats.  There are advantages, disadvantages and tradeoffs associated with every marketing approach; and the best strategy for the marketing  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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Access to U.S. Beaches, Waterways, Vary Significantly from State to State

John Watson/Fay Ranches.  Access to U.S. coastal beaches, waterways and non-navigable rivers and streams vary considerably from state to state.  For instance, Oregon has some of the most public friendly river access laws while states like Wyoming and Texas maintain more protective private property rights in favor of the landowner.  The San Mateo, California coastal  Read more…

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50 Years Later: The Wilderness Act Impact on the U.S. Rural West Economy

By John Watson Following is an interesting article from today’s WyoFile, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act written by Ray Rasker, Director of Headwaters Economics based out of Bozeman, Montana.  The article points to a direct association between Wilderness, national parks and other protected lands and economic well-being that has led to the  Read more…

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Fay Ranches/Republic Ranches – A Historic Partnership is Forged

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/prnewswire/press_releases/Colorado/2014/10/09/CL33529 PR Newswire DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company’s reach and breadth of services.  The two  Read more…

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Buy a Ranch or Stuff the Mattress?

As the Tax Hammer Comes Down the Tax Deferral Benefit of Land Investment Allures HNW Investors John Watson/Fay Ranches Today’s online Private Wealth Magazine included an article titled: As Wealth Gap Rises, Super-Rich Stuff the Mattress. It points out the tremendous amount of cash built up by wealthy individuals since the credit shock and global  Read more…

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Do You Seek Fulfillment? Does Your Dog Need Purpose?

Modern Farmer in its recent edition discusses how ranch and farm life; open spaces, and connections to land and nature can stimulate health, attitude and creativity in both dog and its human companion. Do You Seek Fulfillment? Does Your Dog Need Purpose? We can help.  Fay Ranches.

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