New York City has long been the epicenter of the land-based industry, but the new land records project, launched by the Smithsonian’s Land Rover Research Center (LRC), is bringing attention to the extent of that growth.
In a new report, the LRC is projecting that more than half of America’s land mass will be developed within the next decade.
And it’s not just New York and New Jersey.
The region has long dominated the nation’s land-related exports and imports, including oil and gas, minerals, timber, and water.
The LRC says the region has surpassed China and the United Kingdom as the nation with the largest number of land-acquisition permits, while the region’s land area has increased from 2.4 million square miles to 4.3 million square yards.
“The land in the United States is growing by about three times the rate of the population,” says Robert L. Tompkins, the director of the L.A. Regional Center for Land-Use and Resource Planning.
“What we’re seeing is the U.S. is now an exporter and a buyer.”
The L.L.R. is tracking land transactions with a new database called Land Reclamation Area, or LEAR, which is designed to capture all transactions of land with less than 5,000 acres, a level that includes the vast majority of land acquired by the private sector.
The LEAR data is the first to include the full range of transactions, from land-locked oil and natural gas wells to logging, logging roads, and ranching.
The agency is partnering with the nonprofit, nonprofit organization Land Trusts, which tracks and tracks land-use, to produce the LEAR database.
Land Reclaimers, a nonprofit organization that promotes land conservation and preservation, is developing the database, as is the Larchmont Institute, which has led the research effort.
Both the LARCH and LRC have been studying land ownership since the 1970s, when they started tracking land ownership in the U-S.
They started the LRA with a simple question: How much land do Americans own?
The answer has remained relatively constant over the past few decades, but over the years, the total number of U.K. acres has increased by nearly 500 million and the number of Americans acres has decreased by nearly 250 million.
The change in U.
Larks data is due in part to the rise of the private market.
Between 2007 and 2013, the number for the U.-S.
dropped by almost 300 million acres.
“We’ve been seeing the U., Canada, and Mexico are going up, and they’re also getting the acreage they want,” says Larchmoore Institute President Dan Ariely.
“But the U.’s got all of that.
They’re also not getting all of the acreages they want in the places they want.”
Land-owners in the LRS region are largely concentrated in the East, West, and Midwest, with a significant portion of land being owned by large corporations, according to the LARC.
In the West, about 22 percent of land is owned by private landholders.
In New York, New Jersey, Texas, and California, roughly 20 percent of the country’s land is either privately owned or leased by corporations, or is owned primarily by individual landowners.
According to Larchmoners data, more than 60 percent of American land is currently leased.
The land-reclamation efforts of the URS and the LRL are largely in the West.
According a Larchmount Institute report, more land in Texas has been leased than the total land in all of America, which includes all of Texas, the nation s largest landowner.
“Texas has a long history of private ownership of land, and it’s been building up its ownership,” says Mark J. Schuster, the center s senior research analyst.
“If you look at the total amount of land that’s been leased, it’s almost 20 percent.”
In recent years, some states have been experimenting with different types of land deals.
In Arizona, the state has begun offering land leases for large parcels of land.
In North Dakota, North Dakota State University is testing a land-lease program.
Land-lease programs are particularly popular in Texas, which offers the largest land market in the country, according a report from the LPRC.
In Texas, more commercial properties and residential developments are taking over existing ranch lands and are leasing them out to other developers.
“There’s a huge demand in Texas for new residential and commercial developments,” says J. Robert Lee, the project manager of the Land Reclaimed Project at LRC.
“It’s a natural fit for this land program.”
For many years, most land-rescuing efforts were focused on clearing out landfills, clearing out the countryside, and clearing out invasive species.
But land has become a hot commodity in recent years