The Land Report

Winter 2014

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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80 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 S ierra Pacific Industries (SPI) was founded in 1949 by Curly Emmerson and his son Red. The company has been owned and operated by the family. ever since. Currently, SPI is spearheading a significant conservation project at Lake Tahoe near the Northstar ski area. The company is going to forgo development rights on nearly 6,400 acres of land. Instead, it plans to convert those 10 square miles into open space and contribute them to a 50,000-acre block of undeveloped land between Lake Tahoe and Truckee. The project offers a tremendous opportunity to preserve a vast amount of open space and is now in the public review stage. Emmerson Family 1,860,000 acres 3 Above: Based in California, the family's Sierra Pacific Industries is the second-largest lumber producer in the U.S. QT LUONG / TERRAGALLERIA.COM

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