Cline Ranch Historic Preservation Master Plan
Park County Heritage, Tourism and Community Development
Near Como, Colorado
Historical research, ongoing assessment and preservation of historic structures, and historic master planning for the Cline Ranch in rural Park County.
The Cline Ranch was acquired in 2010 in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the vast majority of the property – approximately 1,625 acres – is developed as the Cline Ranch State Wildlife Area. The remaining 10 acres, containing the historic ranch headquarters, were leased by Park County to the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) for use as an environmental education center. The site is designated as a National Heritage Area.
Historic structures within the headquarters area of the ranch include the original 1928 Pueblo Revival ranch house, wood-framed office/bunkhouse and horse shed, and a metal Quonset-style machinery shed. Rehabilitation work was guided by a previously completed Historic Structure Assessment, and some new construction, sensitively-sited and designed, is anticipated to supplement the historic ranch buildings in support of CUSP's environmental education mission.
alm2s led a multi-discipline team to provide archival research, reassessment of the historic buildings, site master planning and public outreach for this project.