In this video, Marks Lumber profiles John Ottman of Ottman Forestry Consultant, discussing his largest endeavor as a private forestry consultant - a 26-year project known as the Sterling Ranch. Located in Wolf Creek, MT, the Sterling Ranch Company is made up of four enterprises: the ranch, timber, hunting and recreation, and investments. Approximately 22,000 acres of forest land comprise the Sterling Ranch. With Ottman’s help, these stands now create a beautiful mosaic that boasts a diverse range of wildlife and allows access for the landowners, recreators, and agriculture.
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