New private property signage at Farwell Canyon is there to remind the public to respect the land. The signs were installed recently by Douglas Lake Cattle Company who purchased Cotton Ranch at the end of 2015.
“We want to continue to allow public access as long as people respect it,” said Joe Gardner, manager of Douglas Lake Cattle Company.
“But motorized vehicles going off the trails onto the grasslands are doing lots of damage. If people respect the grasslands they’ll have no issues with us.” It’s always been private land, Gardner said.