C & B Reece Ranch
Tetonia, ID - 864 Acres - $3,500,000
C & B Reece Ranch is located in Teton County, Idaho, on the western side of the famous Teton Mountain Range. This area is referred to as Teton Valley and is comprised of three small mountain towns, Driggs, Tetonia and Victor. C & B Reece Ranch is located in Tetonia just north of Driggs, which is the county seat and largest of the three towns. Driggs offers many services including restaurants, grocery store, shopping, golf, private air service and access to downhill skiing at Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort. Jackson Hole lies 35 minutes to the east and provides commercial air service, year-round recreation and countless cultural amenities. Idaho Falls, the closest large city, is an hour from the ranch and hosts all metropolitan conveniences.
C & B Reece Ranch is comprised of 864.75 deeded acres of fertile soil with approximately 723 acres in active dry farm land. On March 1, 2010, the Reece family entered 371.50 acres of productive agricultural ground into a 10-year continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) entitled, State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement or SAFE. This program is designed to fine tune conservation practices to “improve, connect or create higher-quality habitat to promote healthier ecosystems in areas identified as essential to effective management of high priority species.” In the case of the C & B Reece Ranch, the species of highest priority is the sharptail grouse. This voluntary program offers rental payments of approximately $16,600 annually as well as cost-share assistance for establishing this habitat through specific plantings during the first year.
Bull Elk Creek meanders through the property for approximately one mile offering excellent habitat to elk, Mule deer and moose who happily take up residence on the property. The Idaho ranch is defined by rolling agricultural fields with dramatic Teton Range views stretching along the southeastern horizon.
The Teton River runs through Teton Valley and lies within close proximity to the C & B Reece Ranch. Trophy cutthroat and rainbow trout as well as an occasional brook trout inhabit this famous fishery. With rolling meadows that rise up to meet majestic mountain vistas in all directions, understandably the Teton River is referred to as “the most scenic trout stream in North America.” The Teton River is graced with an abundance of mayfly, stonefly, caddis and midge hatches while terrestrial patterns also work well in the late summer months. Local outfitters often report catching cutthroat trout as large as 23” in size and rainbow trout exceeding 24” in the Idaho Fly Fishing Guide.
In addition to wild trout populations in the area, birds on the ranch are prevalent with populations of bald eagles, golden eagles, ruffed grouse, Hungarian partridge and of course sharptail grouse. In cooperation with the local Farm Service Agency in Driggs, the current landowner’s newly established CRP contract will protect and enhance the critical habitat for not only the sharptail grouse but also for other wildlife that frequent the area. The Bull Elk Creek drainage offers critical habitat and refuge for migratory animals such as elk, Mule deer and moose during their travels to and from summering grounds in the nearby Targhee National Forest and wintering range in the valley floor below.
C & B Reece Ranch is a unique opportunity for an incoming owner to carry on the legacy that was created in this area of the valley by the current owners. With abundant land and proximity to some of the best blue ribbon fishing the Yellowstone Ecosystem provides, this rich Idaho ranch offers substantial sporting opportunities.