Offered for sale for the first time since 1944, the Historic Strand Ranch, nestled at the base of the Highwood Mountains of north central Montana, is comprised of 30,974 total acres of which 28,894 are deeded, 1,760 acres are State of Montana Lease and 320 acres are BLM Lease. The Ranch comfortably carries 1,100 head of mother cows.
Five creeks, dozens of springs, ponds and developed water provide an abundant water resource for livestock and wildlife. Water developments have been strategically located throughout the Ranch providing numerous fresh water sources in each pasture. The water resources on the Ranch are unique and abundant for this region of the State. Cottonwood Creek runs through the length of the Ranch providing a classic western cottonwood-lined riparian corridor creating a rich wildlife habitat. Round Butte, a notable landmark in the region, is completely within the confines of the deeded acreage and provides an idyllic ecosystem for about 30 head of native mountain goats. The iconic Square Butte adjoins the Ranch on the northeast border. The timbered foothills of the Highwood Mountains and the lush riparian corridors harbor good populations of elk, deer and upland game birds including sharp-tail grouse and Hungarian partridge.
Strand Ranch is a step back in time and provides privacy and solace in one of the best ranching and recreational areas the west has to offer. With over 30,000 blocked up-contiguous acres, Strand Ranch offers a unique opportunity to own one of the truly old-line family ranches of Montana.