Saddle Pocket Ranch Conservation Easement Baseline Report

  • Client: Private Ranch, Routt County, Colorado
  • Date: Sep 2007 to Dec 2007
  • Info: Saddle Pocket Ranch is a 1,003-acre cattle ranch located in Routt County, Colorado, just east of Slater on the Colorado-Wyoming border.

Originally purchased in 1881, this ranch has remained in the same family for more than 127 years. In order to continue their ranching legacy, the client chose to enroll this property in a conservation easement, which reduces their tax burden and protects it from future development. Blue Mountain worked closely with the property owner and land trust to develop a baseline report that was reflective of their management objectives and addressed their concerns in this legal transaction. A comprehensive GIS database was developed to quantify site resources to support future ranching activities.