The Jorgenson-Mydland Ranch is a beautiful and diverse ranch property, located within minutes of the famous western town of Sheridan, Wyoming. The Ranch is approximately 615 deeded acres with Soldier Creek running through the entire length of the ranch. The property has a great combination of hay meadows, wooded riparian habitat, and cedar breaks, providing fantastic habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including upland birds, white-tailed deer, mule deer, and pronghorn. The property is located adjacent to the city of Sheridan, Wyoming, and was a target for potential development. The current owners were able to secure the property and protect it in perpetuity through a conservation easement, which fully enables to continuation of agricultural and recreational activities, along with two building envelopes for the future owners.
The Jorgenson-Mydland Ranch is approximately 615 acres in size and is located in north-central Wyoming, near the famed Bighorn Mountains and the historic western town of Sheridan, Wyoming. The ranch has a nice compliment of hay meadows, upland foothills, and forested riparian, all providing great wildlife habitat as well as agricultural production in the form of livestock grazing and hay production. Soldier Creek flows through the property for approximately 1.5-miles, providing a source of year-round live water for livestock and wildlife.
The main headquarters has a very functional home and large metal shop. The home is approximately 3,300 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The home has had recent improvements, including new siding, windows, carpeting, and paint. The shop is a very large 3,200 metal frame building, with ample room for equipment and hay storage. In addition, there are two building envelopes on the ranch, each will allow for construction of a home, guest house, and associated buildings. There is irrigation infrastructure in the form of a 16-acre center pivot sprinkler, side-roll sprinkler, and additional underground pipeline and ditches.
The Jorgenson-Mydland Ranch is located just west, and within minutes of Sheridan, Wyoming. Sheridan is a highly coveted community, and was recently selected as the #1 Western Town, by True West Magazine. Sheridan boasts fine dining, shopping, arts, equestrian events, polo, professional rodeo, hospital/medical facilities, and world-class golf. Sheridan is also equipped with a commercial airport with daily flights to and from Denver, Colorado. The ranch is within minutes of the Bighorn National Forest, providing excellent hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands.
Annual precipitation ranges from 14-16”, with most of the precipitation occurring during spring and again in fall months. Winters are mild, with average lows below freezing and highs averaging 35-45 F, December through March. Summers are lows in the mid-50s and highs in the 80s. A unique weather attribute for the immediate area is the Chinook (warm) winds that occur regularly during winter months, allowing for open pasture conditions and spring like temperatures.
The Jorgenson-Mydland Ranch provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including pheasant, Merriam’s turkey, Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, and mule deer. Several other species of non-game birds and small mammals can also be observed on the property. There may also be opportunities to propagate a pond fishery in one of many existing reservoirs on the property. Other recreational opportunities include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and photography.
The current ranch operations include livestock (cattle) grazing and hay production, both of which are leased to local neighbors. There may be opportunity to increase irrigated hay ground and production through irrigation development and the securing of additional stored reservoir water rights, in addition to the adjudicated State of Wyoming water rights that currently exist.
The Jorgenson-Mydland Ranch has significant conservation values and ecological features of great importance, enough to protect in perpetuity. With the ranch’s close proximity to the City of Sheridan, the potential for sub-division and development was real. The current owners were able to secure the property and protect it though a conservation easement, which fully enables the continuation of agricultural and recreational activities, along with a building envelope for the future owners.