Composed of three non-contiguous parcels of land, this site is west of Nanton. Designated in 2008, the result of a cooperative effort between provincial and land owner.
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Other Information [OPTIONAL]
OH Ranch Heritage Rangeland contributes to protection of native grassland characteristics and celebrates the significant ranching history of the area. The designation of the site is a result of cooperation between several government agencies and OH Ranch.
The site contains grassland, aspen-dominated forests and willow shrub lands. In montane areas, there are lodgepole pine and white spruce-dominated forests. Wildlife species include wolves, cougars, coyotes, grizzly bears, black bears, moose, mule deer, elk and white-tailed deer. Grouse, hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and waterfowl have also been observed in the area.
OH Ranch History starts in 1881 when Orville Hawkins Smith (from which the OH is derived) and Lafaytte French start ranching and register the OH Brand. The site hosted a NWMP cabin and the ranch changed hands a number of times until it was purchased by D.K. Seaman in 1987. In 2008, the site was designated and represents a large area of Native Grasslands .
|Site Name||OH Ranch|
|Site Type||Heritage Rangeland|
|O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)||400/2008|
|PASite ID (Map Ref #)||1130|
|Site # (Parks Website)||594|
|Total Area||4277.37 ha. (10569.38 ac.)|
|Recreation Activities||none noted|
|Operated By||Parks Division|
|Notes and Comments|
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