A Family Ranch since 1884.
James W. McAlister first saw Wallowa County as a boy on a hunting trip in 1876 and he was forever enamored, vowing to come back and raise his family there, which he did. Along with his hardy wife Belle, he settled on a piece of land with rich soil, diverse wildlife and a winding river.
Five generations later, we are still striving to be the best stewards of the land, river and animals that sustain us.
Today, there are three homes of the McAlister family living and working on The Ranch. We raise Corriente Cattle, Quarter Horses, Cow Dogs, Bees, Gardens and do our best to preserve western traditions, restore ecosystems and produce healthy food.
Today, we have the honor to produce, protect and take care of the inherited ranch that has been part of our family since 1884.