Conservation easements on nearly 1,800 acres including two historic ranch properties could be done by next summer.

Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Director Ken Collum told county commissioners on Thursday that documents required to prepare a purchase agreement for 420 acres on the Van Sickle Station Ranch.

Dating back to the early years of settlement in Carson Valley, Van Sickle Station was a popular way station on the way to the California gold fields in 1855, prior to the discovery of the Comstock Lode.

The ranch served as a Pony Express Station.   Read More……….