John Blatt donated a third conservation easement on 2,018 acres of his Bar Cross Ranch north of Cora to the Green River Valley Land Trust in early December of 2007. This easement brought the ranch’s total conserved acreage to more than 5,000, conserving agricultural productivity and protecting broad sweeping views of the Wind River Mountains.
The property lies on the east side of Wyoming Highway 352 approximately 5 miles north of Cora. It includes irrigated meadows, sage uplands and significant stretches of the New Fork River and Willow Creek. The New Fork is designated a Class 3 trout fishery of regional importance by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The ranch provides valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife, including crucial winter and yearlong habitat for moose. The Red Desert to Hoback mule deer migration route crosses the property, and the 100 mile long Path of the Pronghorn borders it on the west. It also provides habitat for waterfowl, raptors and songbirds, as well as smaller predator and prey species.