Location, Ownership, and Governance
The entrance to
the ranch is on South Century Boulevard opposite the junction with
Vandevert Road in the Three Rivers unincorporated area of Deschutes
County, Oregon. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1617, Bend, Oregon
97709. The tract is located in the basin of the Little Deschutes River, a
tributary of the Deschutes
Homestead, near the center of the ranch is at latitude 43 degrees
50’ 04.95” north and longitude 121 degrees 26’47.49” west. The
ranch is located on the USGS map for Ann’s Butte.
combined two parcels to form the 400 acre ranch. Parcel I, of
320 acres, encompasses a north-south rectangle on the eastern part
of the ranch, including both sides of the river. Parcel II, of
80 acres, projects toward the west and includes the barn and pasture
description of the eastern parcel, Parcel I, is W1/2 of SW1/4 Sec.
17, E1/2 of SE1/4 Sec. 18, E1/2 of NE1/4 Sec. 19, W1/2 of NW1/4 Sec.
20 T20S, R11E W.B. & M. (Willamette Baseline and Meridian) 320
acres. Parcel II legal
is W1/2 of NE1/4 Sec. 19, T20S, R11E W.B. & M. 80 acres.
The 110 acres of river and floodplain are
zoned riparian. The balance of the ranch, 230 acres of forest and
60 acres of grassland, is zoned F2. See the Zoning Map in the
The tract is
assessed for fire patrol under the jurisdiction of the Oregon
Department of Forestry and is within the Lapine Rural Fire
The seed zone
for Ponderosa Pine for this area zone 2.
The ranch is
solely owned by the owners of 22 original buildable lots. The
developer no longer has any legal relationship with the ranch and no
outside corporation, organization, or individual has any ownership
or other entitlements to the ranch.
The ranch is
governed by the owners through the Vandevert Ranch Association and
its board of directors, elected by the owners.
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