WRC buys another John Day River ranch; future public access possible

The Oregonian, January 07, 2015



By: Terry Richard

Western Rivers Conservancy has done it again.

The Portland-based land conservancy, which made Oregon's Cottonwood Canyon State Park possible, has bought another large ranch on the John Day River of east-central Oregon.

Western Rivers recently completed purchase of the Rattray Ranch on Thirtymile Creek in Gilliam County near Condon. The ranch had been owned for three generations by the same family that homesteaded in the 1880s, passing it down to the six sisters who sold it.

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Related Project: John Day River - Thirtymile Creek