The mountains are calling us. In 2018 we came upon our dream home inside a wildlife sanctuary, just east of Ashland, Oregon. The ranch sits on 170 acres with 154 acres dedicated to preserving the old growth forest and oak savannas at the top of Greensprings Mountain.
The Greensprings is a special, sacred place known for its hundreds of fresh water springs bubbling up from ancient volcanic aquifers. The water here feeds creeks leading down to the Rouge River and Klamath River and provides habitat within the sanctuary for the threatened sandhill cranes, Jenny Creek trout and American River otter. The sanctuary also sits adjacent to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and the Soda Mountain Wilderness Preserve, serving as a protected land bridge for far ranging animals like, black bears, wolves, deer, elk, and mountain lions. The steep mountain cliffs are roosting and nesting sites for eagles, peregrine falcons, and hawks. And in the spring and fall hundreds of migratory songbirds pass through on their way to seasonal homes.
Human visitors and leashed animal companions, may visit the sanctuary year round via the Pacific Crest Trail. Thousands of hikers will visit the sanctuary each year as hiking the PCT has become a popular life changing experience. Thru hikers walk 2,650 miles from the southern Mexico border, to the northern Canadian border, approximately 3.5 miles of which, are in the Greensprings Wildlife Sanctuary. Whether you are a thru hiker or a day visitor, feel free to stop and say hello.
Plant 1,000 Douglas Fir seedlings
Wetland Restoration Project
Remove sediment buildup in seasonal pond
Book an unforgettable natural getaway to 'Enchanted Rabbit Mountain,' a 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath vacation rental in the Greensprings Wildlife Sanctuary in Ashland, Oregon. This 1,692-square-foot cabin is a special, sacred place inside the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument, where the historic Highway 66 and Pacific Crest Trail cross.
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We have three mules who were all rescues. Bodhi and Black Berry were rescued from slaughter houses and Yama was rescued from an abandoned field. Now they receive love and care and are in training as trail mules and gear packers providing access to the Pacific Crest Trail to persons with limited mobility