White Grass Campus

White Grass Dude Ranch structures

White Grass Dude Ranch Rehabilitation
The White Grass Dude Ranch rehabilitation project was begun in 2005 and is scheduled for completion in 2016 for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The project is jointly funded by the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in a 60/40 match between government funds and privately raised dollars. The project encompasses approximately thirty acres and thirteen historic log cabins. The ranch is being rehabilitated for adaptive use by the Western Center for Historic Preservation (WCHP) as a lodging and training facility for historic preservation students. Once the rehabilitation is complete, the WCHP will host training courses and volunteer groups at the center, teaching students preservation techniques and practices. National Park Service staff and others throughout the West will learn how to stabilize, restore and/or rehabilitate historic structures. This will enable historic structures throughout the NPS units to be protected.

Planning for the rehabilitation of the thirteen structures at White Grass Ranch divided the work into three key phases: Phase I included the stabilization of the thirteen buildings. Phase II consisted of installing utility infrastructure and rehabilitation of the first three structures, and Phase III called for the rehabilitation of the ten remaining structures. The project is currently in Phase III, with six cabins already complete.

For more information on the history of White Grass, visit the White Grass History page.

Cultural landscape--view of White Grass dude ranch and death canyon
The cultural landscape at White Grass ranch is equally important in the rehabilitation process.  Fences, pathways, and roads all play a large role in forming an impression of this historic ranch.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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