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J.K. Irving planted the company's one billionth tree in July. Quite an accomplishment for a family rooted in the legacy of patriarch James Dergavel Irving, whose grandparents emigrated from Scotland with plenty of hope and little else. In 1882, J.D. opened a sawmill in New Brunswick, the first in a series of ventures that would usher in decades of entrepreneurial growth. Today, the Irvings rank as Maine's largest private landowners. The family also owns some 1.9 million acres in Canada. Each year, the US and Canadian divisions plant a combined 20 million trees. Other Irving family enterprises include newspapers and petrochemicals. In October, an explosion rocked an Irving Oil facility — Canada's largest refinery — in Saint John, New Brunswick. Four workers were injured in the blast, but thankfully no fatalities were reported. The refinery produces more than 320,000 barrels of gasoline, jet fuel, heating oil, and other products every day. More than half of the production is exported to the US. At 560,000 acres, KROENKE RANCHES' Q CREEK RANCH is a kingdom unto itself and encompasses 875 square miles of deeded and public lands in Central Wyoming's Shirley Basin. In addition to its cattle operations, the ranch is a licensed Wyoming outfit- ter ( and offers exceptional hunting and fish- ing to paying guests. Rates for elk, mule deer, and antelope vary by hunt, season, and residency. Fishing at Q Creek is offered from late May through mid-September, costs $520 per person per day, and includes lodging and meals. The waters on Q Creek Ranch are pristine and cold running. They range from spring-fed prairie ponds to backcountry lakes as large as 40 acres. Species include cutthroats, browns, rainbows, and brook trout, and 20-inchers are not uncommon. 1,247,880 ACRES 1,644 ACRES 1,380,000 ACRES 6/ Irving Family 5/ Stan Kroenke NEW GROWTH A joint venture between the Reed family's Green Diamond Resources and Seattle's Silver Creek Capital now owns half a million acres of timberland in the South. 103 L ANDREP ORT.COM WINTER 20 18 | e LandReport

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