Natural Resource Conservation Service of Montana - Events for August 2018
USDA Natural Resourse Conservation Service and conservation partners across Montana and the country host a variety of educational events throughout August. Take a look at some of the events scheduled to happen in Montana throughout the month.
Swan Land Company - Blog
Wyoming Finalizes Water and Land Acquisition in Northeast Wyoming
By Ron Richter on Sat 07/07/2018 12:06pm
The State of Wyoming, acting through the Wyoming Water Development Commission, has acquired a strategic resource in northeast Wyoming.
According to a news release from the WWDC, the acquisition consists of 445 deeded acres, 62,199 acre-feet of water rights in Lake DeSmet, and the two hundred acre Healy Reservoir.
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Contact: Mike Swan or Tim Anderson
The LF Ranch has all the attributes of a national park, the best private fishing and hunting in America—and it’s on the market for just the second time in more than a century
Lewis and Clark hunted and fished here in 1805. Not much has changed since.
Bozeman, MT. June 6, 2018 Swan Land Company of Bozeman, MT announced today that it has listed the LF Ranch for sale. This is only the second time in more than a century it has been available. It is one of the most magnificent Western ranches to come on the market and is offered at $52,500,000.
Congratulations to the new owner of Sawmill Ranch. This Wyoming property, surrounded by large cattle ranches, is small enough to afford yet big enough to run cows. The 1,464± acres of undulating terrain located in Sheridan County range from 3,800 to 4,200 feet in elevation. Tanney and Sawmill Draws are lined with ponderosa pine and juniper trees while the bench ground nurtures abundant forage grasses.
There are numerous building sites and the property benefits from important infrastructure. Two water wells and one spring provide domestic and stock water. Electricity is available nearby. The perimeter is fenced and there are several well-maintained interior ranch roads to allow for easy access around the property.
Thank you Buffalo Bulletin Heritage 2016 for your written version on the legends surrounding the name Crazy Women.
THE WOMAN BEHIND THE CRAZY NAME
By: Jennifer Burden
"No one knows for sure where the name comes from. There are haunting legends in which the story varies slightly. One thing is for sure, Crazy Woman’s story has been told time and time again and has paved the way for many jokes from tourists and locals alike – but the stories behind the name are always tragic.
Located northeast of Malad, this productive agricultural unit consists of 2,576± deeded acres lying at the base of Elkhorn Mountain and adjoining the Caribou National Forest. The Sellers are currently running 100 mother cows and have about 1,070 acres in CRP. There are 200 acres under gravity pressure wheel lines producing about 4 tons of alfalfa per acre. The Ranch has a nice set of improvements including a remodeled three-bedroom home, shop, Quonset, hay barn and Powder River cattle handling equipment.
The historic LF Ranch is, simply put, one of the most magnificent Montana ranches to become available in decades. The Ranch encompasses almost 42,400 deeded and leased acres, a sizable property even by Montana standards. But it is the astounding diversity of this wild and pristine acreage —almost all of which is enclosed within ranch boundaries that makes the LF so spectacular and unique. The Ranch rises from lush prairie grasses through riparian zones along its many creeks, past the iconic Haystack Butte, and up the Rocky Mountain Front to the Lewis and Clark National Forest, with which it shares a boundary for almost eight miles. The Rocky Mountain Front wraps around the Ranch on the south and west, forming what is, in effect, a privately-owned preserve with all the attributes of
As one of the most diverse ranches on the market today, the Ranch at Bates Creek provides exceptional sporting opportunities with excellent privacy. Only 45 minutes from Casper, the Ranch is easily accessible yet provides a distinct quality of seclusion. Perhaps it is the water rushing over the water fall into the pool below or catching large trout in the deep pools of Bates Creek. Somehow, you get lost in time and forget the cares of life on the outside world. With 3,138± total acres, including 1,166± deeded, 1,506± BLM lease and 465± State lease, you have plenty of room to move about – hunting, fishing, hiking, horn hunting and rock climbing. In addition to the deeded and leased ground, there is access to thousands of additional acres of adjoining BLM and State land.
Two factors usually determine which option a landowner will choose:
Located about 45 minutes west of Bozeman near the quiet town of Willow Creek, Willow Creek Farm is comprised of about 768 deeded blocked-up acres of which 450± acres are under center-pivot irrigation generating about three and a half tons off of one cutting. Willow Creek, which serpentines through this productive unit for about 1.75 miles, is a tail water out of Harrison Reservoir providing one of the Gallatin Valley’s premier-private trout fisheries. The 1920s farm-house, barn, shop and corrals were completely renovated and refurbished in 2014 and 2015. This is a rare turn-key operation in the thriving Gallatin Valley with pride of ownership evident throughout.