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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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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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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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Blue Source, The Forestland Group and Shell Complete 500,000 Tonne Carbon Offset Sale

The announcement of the 500,000-tonne carbon offset sale by Blue Source and The Forestland Group to Royal Dutch Shell is an important transaction to gain attention from landowners and land managers nationwide.  Carbon markets and other ecosystem service schemes such as wetland mitigation banking and conservation (biodiversity banking) are an integral part of the new economy  Read more…

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From Forest to Faucet

Two weeks ago I joined my associates from Legacy LandBank, Joe Kelleher and Dick Ludington, at at the 2013 University of Georgia Timberland Conference held at Amelia Island Florida,  which included a spectrum of players in the the “timberland business” comprised of 500+ participants  public and private pension funds, private investors, family offices, fund of funds, REITs, brokers and advisors,  Read more…

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Make a little money and help fish too: The latest proposal to allow Wyoming ranchers to keep streams flowing for fish

By Kelsey Dayton WyoFile  http://wyofile.com/2012/11/new-proposal-could-allow-wyo-ranchers-to-keep-streams-flowing/ Wyoming is a land of natural resources. But it isn’t the coal or natural gas that many hold most protectively. It’s water. Competition for water sometimes leads to adversarial relationships between agriculture and fishermen, yet both interests have worked for years to find areas of compromise and their efforts may  Read more…

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Ranchland, Farmland and Timberland Management For Biodiversity will also Boost and Diversify Revenues for the Long Haul

Following is an excellent article, The Practical Side of Biodiversity, by David Pratt, ranch management consultant, that does a good job of explaining in a ranching context how economics and management for biodiversity are interconnected.  For the economics of the ranch operation to be maximized for the long haul the property must be managed  in a  Read more…

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What’s the Cross Between a Tree Hugger and a Capitalist?

  What’s the Cross Between a Tree Hugger and a Capitalist? Answer:  an investor in sustainable forests. Following is an article, Go Hug a Forest, written by Ellie Winninghoff, a seasoned analyst, researcher and journalist specializing in socially responsible, ethical, green and positive impact investment. Ellie is a friend whose work I have followed for  Read more…

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The Prospect of a Double Digit Hike in Taxes on the Wealthy And its Impact on Land-based Real Estate Investment

Today’s Investment News, a leading news and information source for financial advisors, reported that the Wealthy may see double-digit hike in taxes come 2013.  The article cited a cites the raft of new taxes and increased taxation rates designed to reduce the deficit by tapping “wealthy Americans”,  including across the board increases in taxes due  Read more…

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“If You Build it, They Will Come”
Conservation Banking in Wyoming

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“If you build it, they will come” is a line that originated in the 1988 movie “Field of Dreams”.  This expression has since morphed within real estate circles to an expression used jokingly or sarcastically, referring to a phenomena common to speculative real estate developers’ and investors’ exuberant early project stage state-of-mind.  If you build  Read more…

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