Our mission in managing the Harteis Ranch is to cultivate a habitat for all wildlife that supports sustained population growth through improved feed, cover and our water resources to reduce fire hazard. After 24 years of intentional land and habitat management, we have seen a dramatic increase in our elk, deer and bear populations. Through our continued commitment to our wildlife sustainability plan and mindful management of all resources, the Harteis Ranch will be a model wildlife habitat for all future generations to enjoy.

Current & Ongoing Improvements


  • Of the 3,000 acres tract 2,400 is in a Conservatio n easement, which will remain in its present state – in perpetuity and will never be developed, to provide long term benefit s for wildlife.
  • Thinning program which improved 1000 acres plus for natural grass and reduced fire hazard to avoid a crown fire. Only 30 trees per acre now exist on the thinned acreage.
  • Planted legumes and grasses in 400 acres of plots for feed for Elk, Deer & Bear.
  • Installed 30 miles of Ranch roads to patrol for fire and poaching.
  • Built 29 ponds for wildlife and fire protection.
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