ckx lands, inc. engages in the ownership and management of land in the united states. it operates through three segments: oil and gas, surface, and timber. the company leases its properties for minerals, such as oil and gas; raising and harvesting timber; and surface uses comprising agriculture, right of ways, and hunting. it owns approximately 13,972 net acres of land consisting of 10,522 net acres of timber lands; 2,361 net acres of agriculture lands; and 895 net acres of marsh lands, as well as 194 net acres of land that is located in metropolitan areas. the company was formerly known as calcasieu real estate & oil co., inc. and changed its name to ckx lands, inc. in may 2005. ckx lands, inc. was founded in 1930 and is based in lake charles, louisiana.