[HT/PC-simple] OH Ranch Heritage Rangeland

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.

OH Ranch HR Site Map (Government of Alberta)
OH Ranch HR Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

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 [1].

Site Statistics

Site NameOH Ranch
Site TypeHeritage Rangeland
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Montane
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)400/2008
PASite ID (Map Ref #)1130
Site # (Parks Website)594
Total Area4277.37 ha. (10569.38 ac.)
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for OH Ranch


The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is: Information & Facilities – OH Ranch HR | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-11-27).

  1. OH Ranch heritage rangeland management plan [2010] – Open Government (alberta.ca)

Further Reading

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
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  7. TEAM: Last walk through
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