A Refuge for Central Oregon’s Elk Population at Longview Ranch

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Kimberly, Oregon 07 Nov 2020 /pressreleases.live.



Located along Central Oregon’s historic Route 19 in John Day, Longview Ranch maintains 30,000 stunning acres of diverse landscape. While the primary purpose of the property is raising grass-fed cattle, Longview Ranch has passionately undertaken responsible, sustainable practices that show respect for the land.

As part of its commitment, Longview Ranch has strict operations regarding how it oversees its vast elk population, implementing a hunting moratorium to encourage the herd to rebound. Now, with nearly 1,000 wild elk in the area, Longview Ranch has become a refuge for many of Central Oregon’s cows and bulls.



About Longview Ranch

Located along Central Oregon’s historic Route 19 in Kimberly, Longview Ranch maintains 30,000 stunning acres of diverse landscape. Eight miles of the John Day River flows through the middle of the property, which operates primarily for the purpose of raising grass-fed cattle. With three tributaries sharing annual steelhead runs, Longview Ranch also manages 25,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing grounds and 485 acres of irrigated hay producing land, which is home to 800 mother cows and 50 bulls.

Longview Ranch remains committed to responsible, sustainable land-use practices, and has completed a restoration project along the John Day River to reestablish vegetation. Each year, the property invests in the prevention of noxious weeds that could harm the land at Longview Ranch, as well as its neighboring farms. The ranch also partakes in best practices regarding wildlife, limiting hunting on property and ensuring elk herds have a refuge. Additionally, while the area is not known for large numbers of antelope, in thanks to the integrity of the property, more than 200 does and bucks can be found at Longview Ranch.


Longview Ranch has also has a rich history of giving back to its community, making annual donations to the Grant County 4-H and Union County Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.



Katie Schoen