The Campaign for Sunny M Ranch

Welcome to Sunny M Ranch: These 1200 acres of land near the Town of Winthrop hold so many possibilities. They are home to some of the Methow Valley’s most abundant wildlife. The nearly 400 acres of agricultural fields are actively farmed and 10 miles of trails are vital to the local economy. There is also space for a small neighborhood near town that would be affordable for people who work here.

Many mountain communities never get a chance to determine what the landscape near town looks like and how it reflects what the community values. We do.

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The Methow Conservancy has a purchase and sale agreement to buy approximately 1200 acres (on the map below in red) near the Town of Winthrop from the Haub Family, with a closing date set for June 15th. The Conservancy seeks to carry forward the Haub Family legacy of stewarding this land for the benefit of the community (both human and wild).

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Sunny M Ranch is approximately half of the 2500 acres the Haub Family owned around Sun Mountain Lodge. The Methow Conservancy has a purchase and sale agreement to buy approximately 1200 acres (on the map in red) near the Town of Winthrop from the Haub Family, with a closing date set for June 15th.
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Preserving Possibilities

One Project, Four Community Values

  • Protect vital wildlife habitat: Much of this land provides important wildlife habitat. It also would be in hot demand for high-end development.
  • Preserve significant farmland: The fields along Wolf Creek and Patterson Lake are productive irrigated farmland and iconic reminders of agriculture’s role in this Valley.
  • Provide housing that is affordable for people who work in the Methow Valley. The property includes land close to the Town of Winthrop that could be ideal for a small neighborhood.
  • Make trail access permanent: 10 miles of beloved trails (including parts of the Community Trail, Power's Plunge, Barnsley Lake and Bitterbrush) important to our economy cross these lands.

How we're doing

We update these numbers every week. For more on project costs, see The Math.

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We have until June 15th to raise the funds to buy the Sunny M Ranch lands and care for them forever on behalf of the community, both human and wild.

Donate today

Interested in making a multi-year pledge? Contact Executive Director Sarah Brooks to schedule a meeting: sarah@methowconservancy.org or 509-996-2870. Or download our multi-year pledge form here.

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We have until June 15th to raise the funds to buy the Sunny M Ranch lands and care for them forever on behalf of the community, both human and wild.

Donate today

Interested in making a multi-year pledge? Contact Executive Director Sarah Brooks to schedule a meeting: sarah@methowconservancy.org or 509-996-2870. Or download our multi-year pledge form here.

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Help the Methow Conservancy purchase 1200 acres of the Sunny M Ranch for the community (human and wild) by June 15th!

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