The vision for the 1,800-acre Little Mountain Ranch was to create a multi-functional retreat for the owner; a place of respite and recreation designed to meet the needs of a growing family today and into the future. McKee Carson cultivated this vision in a master plan that employs conservation easements, enhances ecologically sensitive areas, and introduces new rural recreational pursuits, which can be enjoyed by family, friends and visitors alike.
The master planning process began with a comprehensive analysis of the site’s geographic, cultural, and historical context. Resource maps and narratives of Highland County were chronicled and site analyses conducted on local ecology, plant communities, terrain and solar aspect. Evaluation of the site’s opportunities and constraints associated with the programmatic goals led to further exploration and revelation of the site’s unique character. A thorough understanding of the natural and cultural influences, site context, existing conditions and programmatic goals all contributed to the unique landscape language that was developed for this master plan.
In order to revive the ranch’s trout habitat, Field Sport Concepts affiliate Trout Headwaters, Inc. participated in the evaluation of riparian and river restoration efforts for a one mile stretch of river with in the property boundary.
For the project Storybook click the following link. Little Mountain Ranch Storybook