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chisos_muse

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Rosillo's Ranch
« on: February 24, 2006, 08:12:43 PM »
Hey all, last year when I did a river trip my guide told me that the NPS purchased Rosillo's Ranch, and that it would be a few years at least before it would be opened to the public after all the scientific peeps had their fill of explorin it.....anyone know the skinny on this one? Ranger Leonard? :D

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Rosillo's Ranch
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 09:35:39 PM »
Your Guide must have been referring to the North Rosillos Ranch, not to be confused with the Rosillos Ranch. The Harte Ranch section of the North Rosillos Mountains, was added to the park in 1987. Property owners Houston H. Harte and Edward H. Harte donated the 67,000 acre ranch to the Texas Nature Conservancy in 1985 with the understanding that it would eventually become part of the park. This portion of the park remains largely undeveloped, and yes, our science & resource management staff do research work there, but it is not closed to the public.

The Rosillos Ranch remains privately held property inside the park's congressionally authorized boundary.

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chisos_muse

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Rosillo's Ranch
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 10:30:10 PM »
Quote from: "BIBE Webmaster"
Your Guide must have been referring to the North Rosillos Ranch, not to be confused with the Rosillos Ranch. The Harte Ranch section of the North Rosillos Mountains, was added to the park in 1987. Property owners Houston H. Harte and Edward H. Harte donated the 67,000 acre ranch to the Texas Nature Conservancy in 1985 with the understanding that it would eventually become part of the park. This portion of the park remains largely undeveloped, and yes, our science & resource management staff do research work there, but it is not closed to the public.

The Rosillos Ranch remains privately held property inside the park's congressionally authorized boundary.

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Hi Eric! :D

Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering why I had never seen anything else written about that in particular....Hey has it warmed up any down there? CM

 

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