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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 River.

The Old 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.

The developer 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 area. 

The legal 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 Appendices. 

The tract is assessed for fire patrol under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Department of Forestry and is within the Lapine Rural Fire Protection District. 

The seed zone for Ponderosa Pine for this area zone 2.

Ownership and Governance

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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