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dc.contributor.authorGosnell, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorTravis, William R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T21:17:56Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T21:17:56Z
dc.date.issued2005-03-01
dc.identifier.citationGosnell, H., & Travis, W. R. (2005). Ranchland ownership dynamics in the Rocky Mountain West. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 58(2), 191-198.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/1551-5028(2005)58%3C191:RODITR%3E2.0.CO;2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643251
dc.description.abstractWe examine the rate of ranch sales and the nature of ranchland ownership change in the Rocky Mountain region. Interest in this phenomenon is high because ranches represent the largest parcels of private open space and relatively natural landscapes in the West and because anecdote, media coverage, and testimony from range professionals suggest that a significant turnover in ranch ownership is underway. Ranch sales activity is of special interest to groups seeking to conserve both ranchlands as habitat and ranching as part of the regional economy and culture. Very little work has been conducted on ranchland ownership per se, although we were able to build on studies of ranchland prices and on surveys that included some questions relating to operational goals, tenure, and future plans. The literature also offers a foundation for a ranch ownership typology. We tracked sales of ranch properties of 400 or more acres in 3 Rocky Mountain counties for the period 1990-2001, finding turnover (sale) rates from 14% to 45%. With help from local real estate agents, appraisers, and county officials, we classified ranch buyers according to a simple typology and found that the majority of acres sold (54%) went to ‘‘amenity buyers,’’ and 62% of acres sold went to out-of-state buyers. This 12-year slice of ranch sales suggests a significant ranchland ownership transition to a new type of owner is, indeed, underway in the Rockies.  
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectranch sales
dc.subjectlandowner typology
dc.subjectamenity buyer
dc.subjectownership transition
dc.titleRanchland Ownership Dynamics in the Rocky Mountain West
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.description.admin-noteLegacy DOIs that must be preserved: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v58i2_travis
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage191-198
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T21:17:56Z


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