The Land

Restoration in Progress

A COMPLEX SYSTEM

History, Ecology & Land Management


Willow-Witt Ranch includes 445 acres nestled in a valley at almost 5000’ elevation, in the central Cascade Range and within the boundaries of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The terrain at Willow-Witt Ranch supports ecologically complex systems, which are enhanced through responsible management practices.


fall meadow
the land when we found it in 1985

Human History

10,000 to 8,000 years ago, Native Americans from the Takelma, Shasta and Athabaskan groups began using these lakes and marshes for summer hunting and gathering; permanent villages on the valley floor served as wintertime homes.

the land in June 2008 after restoration work

Ecology

As part of a restorative land management plan, Willow-Witt partnered with the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to install a series of fences to protect the entire property from cattle and to protect 76 acres of wetland from all grazing animals.

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The Crest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

The Crest nonprofit organization relies on donations to support youth programs and give community groups the chance to experience the wonders of nature to learn about and feel a connection to the natural world. Please consider contributing to this natural legacy by making a tax-deductible donation.

THE CREST
AT WILLOW-WITT

658 Shale City Road
Ashland OR 97520

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