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The DM Ranch contains three miles of the South Fork of the South Platte River and associated riparian corridor, a globally rare plant community, and large meadows that support livestock and hay crops. A historic survey revealed that 17 structures on the property qualify for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The ranch is now available for public fly-fishing, by reservation only, at

Conservation easements held by Colorado Open Lands encompass 612 acres of open space comprised of montane grasslands, willow shrubs, and mixed forest that support a rich diversity of wildlife, including big game and migratory water birds.

Funding for the conservation easement was provided by Great Outdoors Colorado, NAWCA, the Colorado Wetlands Initiative Program, and the Park County Land and Water Trust Fund.