There is an important balance to maintain between conservation and development, and Buckeye Farms at Park Ranch has focused heavily on planning to maintain the culture of agriculture and ranching in the Carson Valley, while allowing an opportunity for others to experience the wonderful ways of life we offer here.
Around 9,000 acres in the South County are going to be preserved from development with all development happening on just 500 acres in the established areas of Minden. Additionally, a 1,500-acre conservation easement is proposed off Highway 88, which will protect water rights and habitats from future development.
Hi, my name is David Park with Park Ranch Holdings. We’re out here in South Douglas County right now at some of our ranchland. The development units off this area will be sent down to Minden off of Buckeye Road, which is the receiving area. So over time, the development rights will be removed and this will be preserved indefinitely. The benefits of doing that is it will prevent development out here in the Topaz/South Douglas County. It will allow for good planning down in Minden off of Buckeye Road.
As part of the entire project, there’s roughly around 13,000 acres involved, and only 4% are identified as possibly being developed here in the Carson Valley. So with that being said, it allows our family to keep ranching thousands of acres and keeping the beauty and the rural characteristics of Douglas County. We’re conserving around 9,000 acres out in the south of the County. We’ve proposed a conservation easement on about 1,300 acres over off Highway 88 near the Dangberg Historic Museum. We foresee within the next year or less, the conservation easement will be placed on there. The water will be deed-restricted. No development will occur, and the habitat will be protected indefinitely.
There’s a balance between development and conservation, and I think we have appropriately done some good planning. As part of my heritage and my ancestors’, we want to continue that and see that agricultural stays alive in this Valley. However, allowing the opportunity for others to experience the same experience that we have here in Carson Valley.
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