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RANGELAND
R a f t e r 2 R . c o m
The ranch is made up of native fescue rangeland in a rolling topography with a creek coulee of about a hundred feet of depth meandering through from south west to north east in a loopy L. The creek ( un-named ) is double spring fed from two adjacent quarters, one from under sand stone rock in a bit of a mini-canyon, the other bubbling up in the middle of a native prairie flat off the base of a grassed ridge. It is only about 18 inches wide and deep, but flows year round at a good rip and reputedly has never gone dry! It flows for another mile after leaving the ranch before emptying into Willow Creek and then into the Old Man and hence the South Saskatchewan Rivers. Some of the tops have suffered erosion and we are in a program of reclamation through composted manure and winter feeding residue with subsequent replanting with native seed mix to a major degree of success. The creek is a natural wildlife conduit for Mule deer and Whitetails, coyotes and foxes. Sharp tail grouse are prevalent with a nearby lek, along with Hungarian partridge, and pairs of ducks nest in the creek wetlands; over- flights of geese, swans and eagles on a seasonal rotation.
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