The South Ridge property is a unique 160 acre tract 30 minutes from Missoula with a significant amount of mature timber on about 120 acres. Legal access to the property creates the potential for year-around use. This is a good timber investment opportunity.
Legal Description: Lot 1, NW4NE4, N2NW4 Section 25, Township 12 North, Range 17 W, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana.
Estimated Annual 2015 Taxes: $190
Average Elevation: 5,000’
Access: The property is a 15 minute drive on gravel roads and 20 minutes from Missoula on Interstate 90.
The property is located approximately 3 miles from the nearest paved public road on unimproved gravel roads. Access on these of roads is seasonal for passenger vehicles do to winter snowpack. The property may be accessed during the winter season by either maintaining the road (plowing snow) or by riding a snowmobile. Access with a passenger vehicle is typically from mid-May thru November.
An existing easement across BLM and private ownership will be assigned at the time of sale. Stimson will retain rights and ability to assign additional easements to benefit remaining Stimson ownerships if necessary.
Easements benefitting neighboring public ownership encumber the property.
Physical access to the property lacks easement. Stimson will grant an easement across adjoining ownership for new construction that will provide legal access.
Electric Power: There is no power on or near the property. This is an off-the-grid type property. Power is near the paved portion of Wallace Creek Road approximately 3 road miles from the property.
Water Rights: None known. There is no known surface water on the property.
Terrain: The terrain is sloped throughout much of the property with level areas along ridgelines.
Vegetation: The property is well forested with Douglas fir, western larch, ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine. The majority of trees tend to be 10" – 14" diameter at breast height. The understory is primarily pinegrass, snowberry and ninebark.
Covenants: There are no restriction on the use of the land.
Site Improvements: There are no approved well or septic sites on the property. There is no fencing.
Mineral Rights: There is one mineral reservation. It pertains to all minerals and is held outside of Stimson’s ownership.