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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82 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 4 LANDREPORT.COM The L and Report 100 Brad Kelley 1,500,000+ acres N o matter how hard he tries, this Kentucky native can't stop generating headlines. Last year, the business press took note when he acquired the Lonely Planet guidebook series from the BBC. Next, Kelley was front and center in the sports section when his Thoroughbred Oxbow won the Preakness Stakes with Gary Stevens up. This August, the State of Texas announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch on Matagorda Bay. Said Texas Parks and Wildlife Executive Director Carter Smith, "It's a magical place." Smith noted the seller accepted a below-market price to ensure "a conservation-related outcome," but would not name names. But The Dallas Morning News did. Thank you, Brad Kelley. 4 Above: In August, Kelley's Powderhorn Ranch became the largest conservation investment in Texas history. down 17,351 acres

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