101 SE Third
Birch Creek Place
Pilot Rock, Oregon
Price: $ 985,000.00
This property is located about 9 miles southeast of Pilot Rock, Oregon, and about 24 miles southeast of Pendleton, Oregon.
Based upon the Umatilla County Assessor’s Map, there are 1898.51 acres which are grazed for cattle pasture. The draws have timber. The acres are broken down as follows:
TWP 2S – RNG 33E 107210 T.L. 2400 1587.55 Acres
Total Acres: 1898.51
The July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 taxes for Umatilla County were $1,487.84.
There are two different development codes.
The Exclusive Farm Use Code affects Sections 13, 14, and 15.
The CWR, Critical Winter Range Overlay Zone, affects Sections 19 and 24.
EFU EXCLUSIVE FARM USE ZONE
152.055 DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE.
The purposes of the EFU, Exclusive Farm Use Zone, are to preserve and maintain agricultural lands for farm use, including range and grazing uses, consistent with existing and future needs for agricultural products, forest and open spaces; to conserve and protect scenic resources; to maintain and improve the quality of air, water, and land resources of the county and to establish criteria and standards for farm uses and related and supportive uses which are deemed appropriate. It is also the purpose of this uses zone to provide the automatic farm use valuation for farms, which qualify under the provisions of ORS Chapter 308.
CWR, CRITICAL WINTER RANGE OVERLAY ZONE
The purpose of the Critical Winter Range Overlay Zone (CWR) is to conserve and protect important elk and deer winter range in the county while allowing development at a density that will not significantly reduce the carrying capacity of the areas.
The soils on this property consist of rocky, steep and shallow soils. Suitable for grazing, there are areas of deep soils that have good water permeability that will support conifer growth and denser plant growth.
The perimeter of the ranch is fenced except for parts along the East Birch Creek Road. There are about 9 miles of fencing in good to poor condition.
The owner does not warrant that there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.
Elevation and Rainfall:
The elevation varies from 3,200 feet on East Birch Creek to 4,600 feet at the southerly boundary of the property along Rocky Ridge.
The rainfall varies from about 20 inches to 30 inches based on the Natural Resources Conservation Data.
Most of the property consists of steep hillsides that have a southerly exposure. Side draws have timber. The south side of the property has frontage on East Birch Creek, a perennial stream.
There is a small cabin, surrounded by trees, located at the head of a draw. The cabin is a small structure with insulated wood frame, metal roof, wood siding, no utilities, and minimal interior finish. The size of the cabin is 532 square feet.
The property has an all-season creek on the south end of East Birch Creek. There are four ponds and four springs. There is also water in two draws in section 14.
The timber was looked at by Creation Resource Solutions in 2006. They estimated there were about 142 acres of commercial timber. The estimated volume (MBF) of timber in 2006 of Ponderosa pine, Doug fir, Larch, and White fir was estimated at 270 MBF.
The area along Rocky Ridge Road is at the highest elevations. The scenery is a picture of scenic beauty. The Elk Horn Mountains, with their snow caps, are very striking. The property has good big game hunting for Mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk. The property also has areas for hiking, camping, four wheeling, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. It is very close to Indian Lake, which is about one and a half miles from the cabin and a good place for fishing and camping.
There is a monument on this property to all the sheepherders, cowboys, and teamsters. The plaque is near a spot called Seven Pines, a historical landmark. The area was also a scene of the last Indian wars.
The Whitney Land Company
Robin Fletcher, Broker
NOTICE All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.