ABOUT THE HEART OF THE EAST FORK RANCH
The Heart of The East Fork Ranch is a 4,873± acre ranch located 30 minutes North East of the ranching community of Big Timber Montana.
A unique offering in that it is not over improved and it is priced very well. The quality of the land far exceeds many similar ranches on the market for the same price or even more.
The ranch is is the center (heart) of the overly scenic East Fork drainage. The East Fork of Sweet Grass Creek meanders through the center of the entire ranch. Several dry land hay meadows are located along the creek banks that are cut each year. The majority of the ranch is high quality native grasses, with the balance being pine covered ridges and hillsides that provide excellent habitat for wildlife.
Heart of The East Fork is comprised of a wide variety of terrain and vegetation, varying from timber covered ridges to lush creek bottom meadows with grass ass tall as your horses stirrups.
This ranch has been under the same ownership and stewardship for almost two decades. The number one goal of the current ownership has been to maintain the pristine nature of this gorgeous ranch.
The ranch was allowed to rest for a period of time after acquisition with no grazing allowing a natural healing of the grass and rangeland. After the resting period a very strict, low impact grazing program has been in place, leaving well over half of the years grass growth and never overgrazing any one pasture.
Currently the ranch is leased to a coupe of different neighbors for grazing on and off throughout the year. Just enough grazing to keep the grasses healthy.
The ranch has very little improvements on it. The owner has chosen to not build a house on the property for entirety of his ownership. There is a manufactured home and associated outbuildings that are from the previous ownership. All has been maintained very well and they could be used as a base of operations easily.
There is an option on an additional 484± acres included in the price which brings down the price per acre to $1,484.