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The Value of Nature-Based Recreation

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  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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Larimer County Acquires Farm with Water Rights

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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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Iowa Forestland: 97,000 acres Lost to Cropland, Pasture Conversion over 5 Years

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Most of woodland loss was from selloff of timber and conversation to cropland and pasture. The five year period with dramatic forest conversion was 2009-2013 which coincides with the run up in commodity prices Cites a local broker:  “High-demand woodland for hunting maybe goes for about $2,000” an acre, Tauke said. “If you had some acres and were  Read more…

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Canada Values and Protects its Farmland and Rural Communities

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In Manitoba  foreign interests are limited to 40 acres in ‘farm land’ (i.e. land outside of a city, capable of being used for farming) in order to maintain opportunities for Canadians to acquire farm land for agricultural purposes and to support the development of strong rural communities. You can read more here about the foreign  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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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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Colorado Anti-Fracking Measures Withdrawn

John Watson/Fay Ranches. Fracking Insider, a newsletter published by law firm Kelley Drye & Warren’s environmental law and energy practice groups, announced today, an agreement has been reached leading to withdrawal of anti-fracking measures in Colorado.  The proposed legislation taken off the table were Initiative 88 which set forth increased setbacks from occupied structures for  Read more…

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Dam Removal on U.S. Waterways Creates Tremendous Land Investment Opportunities

As “A Catalyst in Land Investment” Terraqua follows current events and trends with an eye to interpret possible positive or negative impacts on land resource values. In the case of slated dam removals along many stretches of important U.S. waterways, many private landowners along these waters benefit from the participation from increased property values created  Read more…

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