A Turner for the Better
Billionaire and media magnate Ted Turner, already the largest individual landholder in the U.S., has bought a big chunk of land in Florida’s panhandle that he says he’ll leave undisturbed as habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The 3,620 acres, which Turner purchased for $11.6 million from a homebuilder and developer, abuts another large Turner property, an 8,100-acre site that is home to wild turkeys, quail, and deer. Turner, the CCN founder and vice chair of Time Warner, also owns vast tracts of land in Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.
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