Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of JE Canyon Ranch, one of Colorado’s largest private ranches and wildlife preserves, to The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Centrally located east of Trinidad in the highest conservation priority landscape in Colorado’s grasslands, this is the second largest acquisition of its kind in Colorado.
“The seller of JE Canyon Ranch was an extraordinary steward and is truly leaving a legacy,” explained listing ranch broker, Ken Mirr of Mirr Ranch Group. “Mirr Ranch Group has always sought a conservation-minded buyer for this property, and found the ultimate conservation buyer in TNC. We thank everyone at TNC for making this happen and look forward to protecting more working ranches in the future.”
Over 865 plant and animal species will be permanently protected on JE Canyon Ranch as will some of the most iconic scenery in all of southeastern Colorado. TNC plans to move forward with placing a conservation easement on the entire property to prevent development and to protect its agricultural, cultural, and biological values.
The property offers 55 miles of canyons, nine miles of the Purgatoire River and six miles of Chacuaco Creek. It is one of the most biologically diverse ranches in the western Great Plains, has the largest herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the state, and has a rich history as evidenced by the enormous amount of archeological sites on the property.
Read the press release for more information on the JE Canyon Ranch transaction, and congrats to Ken on the sale!