The Land Report

Winter 2017

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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116 The LandReport | W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 LANDREPORT.COM The Land Report 100 55 | Koch Family 239,000 acres Koch Industries is a multinational enterprise whose holdings include Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, and Koch Minerals. e family's ranches in Texas, Kansas, and Montana date back to patriarch Fred Koch, who acquired three outfits between 1941 and 1952. Riggs Family 236,300 acres With a rich ranching tradition that dates back nearly 140 years in Arizona, the descendants of Brannick and Mary Riggs remain rooted in Southwestern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico. Today, Tucson-based architect John Riggs is spearheading the development of e Mare Pasture, a sustainable 1,088-acre community on the family's land. Nunley Family 232,500 acres down 69,000 acres Legendary Texas cattleman Red Nunley took up ranching more than seven decades ago and partnered with other leading landowners to improve breeding techniques. Today, Nun- ley Brothers Ranches is owned and managed by his grandsons, Richard and Bob. eir headquarters are in Sabinal at the Coyote Ranch; they run cattle on ranches spanning from South Texas to the Texas Hill Country and across the Trans-Pecos to Alpine. Kenedy Memorial Foundation 232,262 acres e Kenedy Memorial Foundation's ranch holdings can be found less than an hour from Corpus Christi. Founder Mifflin Kenedy was a close friend and frequent business partner of Captain Richard King. ey shared interests in steamships, ranches, and livestock. e Kenedy Ranch is com- prised of four sections. It features landscapes rich in natural diversity, from native prairie brush to coastal marshes and shifting sand dunes to serene shoreline. Louis Bacon 228,100 acres up 3,000 acres 213,178 acres under easement Conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon has increasingly directed time and resources to improving forest health through science- based approaches to promote the plant and wildlife habitat on and around his properties. By employing prescribed burning and thinning techniques at his properties in North Carolina, Colorado, and New Mexico, he is promoting healthy, sustainable, and resilient forests. e Moore Charitable Foundation partners with e National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and e Nature Con- servancy New Mexico chapter. Work in New Mexico includes efforts on the Rio Grande Water Fund, a project with diverse stake- holders and participants working to improve watersheds critical to local plants, wildlife, and nearby communities. In North Carolina, Bacon is working with NFWF to enhance Longleaf pine habitat across the Southeast. No. 56 After the Civil War, Brannick Riggs brought his wife and family to the eastern reaches of the Arizona Territory. To this day, their descendants ranch there. 58 | 59 | 56 | 57 | RIGGS RANCH

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