Ryegrass Ranches

Through the generosity and arduous work of a group of neighboring landowners over half a decade, Ryegrass Ranches now covers 2,254 acres, donated through 15 different conservation easements to the Green River Valley Program. Together, the properties contain working ranchlands as well as critical wildlife habitat. Elk, moose, mule deer, and pronghorn graze the land; raptors and bald eagles nest along the rich creek frontage; waterfowl and songbirds sing from the wetlands. With a stipulation in the conservation easement requiring all fencing to be wildlife-friendly and allowing wildlife and fishery enhancements, Ryegrass Ranches is sure to provide a haven to both animals and local ranching families in perpetuity.