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Dan and Farris Wilks are part of a class of super-wealthy individuals buying up massive tracts of land from the Rocky Mountains to Texas. In the Wilks’ case, much of their 700,000 acres are in Idaho, where they’ve begun closing off roads and lands long used by locals for recreation. A recent New York Times article focuses on the conflicts generated in rural areas as new money moves in and reshapes the landscape used by the public for generations, redefining who gets to live and recreate there. It’s well worth a read, here. Image: Boise Ridge Road, near the Wilks’ land. Photo by Andy Melton

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