Utah Ranch Named Conservation Deal of the Year by The Land Report

Trees Ranch, UtahMirr Ranch Group was recently awarded the 2013 Conservation Deal of the Year in the spring 2014 issue of The Land Report for its sale of the Trees Ranch.

According to the Editor of The Land Report, Eric O’Keefe, “The legacy of stewardship on Utah’s Trees Ranch is matchless. Thanks to Ken Mirr, this holding was transitioned to a new steward whose commitment to this iconic landmark will ensure this tradition is continued for decades to come. For this reason, and many others, The Land Report designated the sale of the Trees Ranch as its 2013 Conservation Deal of the Year.”

The Trees Ranch offers significant conservation values that include:

  • The 2,066 acres are practically surrounded by Zion National Park and the Canaan Wilderness Area near the quaint town of Springdale, Utah.
  • Wandering through the ranch, the East Fork of the Virgin River and Shunes Creek are designated as “Wild and Scenic.”
  • The adjoining historic Parunuweep Canyon is designated as a “Natural Research Area” by the U.S. National Park Service.
  • The property offers geological diversity, as well as high quality terrestrial and aquatic communities.
  • Trees Ranch is home to significant historical and cultural areas, including pre-historic Anasazi ruins and the pioneer settlement of Shunesburg, explored by John Wesley Powell in 1872 as part of western surveys conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Listing ranch broker, Ken Mirr, explains, “This sale adds to Mirr Ranch Group’s proven track record of marketing and selling ranches and conservation properties in the West including those adjoining National Parks, National Forests and other public lands.”

For more information on the transaction and the new owner, click here for The Land Report article.

For the Mirr Ranch Group press release, click here.

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