Upcoming Ranching Conference

I’m very excited to attend tomorrow’s “Ranching and a West That Works” conference at Colorado State University.  Mirr Ranch Group is sponsoring the event, and is free and open to the public.  The agenda looks extremely interesting, so anyone involved in northern Colorado’s ranching community should definitely plan on attending.  Be sure to RSVP.

Ranching and a West That Works

A Welcomed Unbiased Opinion

When researching ranches, I’m always suspicious of bold claims of “world-class fishing!” - “blue ribbon waters!” - “trophy elk!”  More times than not, the truth is being stretched, so I always make sure to verify any fishing or hunting claims with unbiased third parties such as guides, Parks & Wildlife officials, or local residents.  I’m sure other experienced outdoorsmen and landowners share some of my skepticism when it comes to these ever-present “fish tales.”

That’s why I was thrilled when Freestone Outfitters, an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide service, entered into a lease agreement to fish one of my current listings - Three Creek Ranch.  Freestone’s desire to bring paying clients to the property speaks volumes about the caliber of the fishing, and Freestone’s longterm commitment to fishery management ensures that the property will continue to remain an excellent, productive fishery for years to come.  

Orvis-Endorsed Guides Choose Three Creek Ranch

A few weeks back, the entire Mirr Ranch Group team headed out for a morning of upland bird hunting at The Bluffs, a wingshooting preserve in Colorado’s eastern plains.  Since we are all usually spread out visiting ranches all over the Rockies, it was great to get everyone together for a day of outdoor fun.  You can see more photos over on the Mirr Ranch Group blog.
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A few weeks back, the entire Mirr Ranch Group team headed out for a morning of upland bird hunting at The Bluffs, a wingshooting preserve in Colorado’s eastern plains.  Since we are all usually spread out visiting ranches all over the Rockies, it was great to get everyone together for a day of outdoor fun.  You can see more photos over on the Mirr Ranch Group blog.

Conservation Excellence 2014

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As usual, the Colorado Coalition of Land Trust’s annual conference - Conservation Excellence - was a huge success.  Every year, the event is a great opportunity for Colorado’s conservation leaders to convene in a central location and discuss the successes and failures of the previous year and plan for the opportunities and challenges of the year to come.  

I had the pleasure of speaking at one of this year’s sessions with friends from the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and Mirr Ranch Group was a sponsor of the event.  For more information, head over to the company blog:

Mirr Ranch Group Sponsors Annual Conservation Conference

Colorado’s Historic Flooding - A Panel Discussion

If you’re in Boulder on Thursday (3/13) evening, be sure to stop by the Nature Conservancy’s office for an interesting panel discussion about last September’s historic flooding.  The event is being presented by the Nature Conservancy’s young professional’s group, The 13ers - Emerging Leaders in Conservation.  I serve on a committee that helped to plan this event, so I’m very excited with how it has come together.

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We’ll be hearing from three different conservation and water professionals about not only what happened when 19 inches of rain fell in 48 hours, but also about what opportunities for conservation have been created as a result of the flooding.  It’s definitely going to be an interesting and informative event.

Click the link below for more information and to register.  Free burritos by Dish Gourmet and beer by Upslope Brewing!

Colorado Floods: The Conservation Community’s Response to Last September’s Historic Flooding

Jensen Ranch

Check out the new article on the Mirr Ranch Group blog about last week’s sale of the Jensen Ranch: 

Case Study - The Jensen Ranch

The Jensen Ranch is an extremely unique and private property, with a huge variety of terrain, wildlife, and rare plants, all on only 174 acres.  It’s completely surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest, but only a few miles from the small village of Red Feather Lakes.  I’m sure the new owners will enjoy the property for years to come!