Also known as Tarryall Creek Ranch, the Cline Ranch has been a high priority for conservation since 1996. The Ranch includes a variety of habitat types, including extensive wetlands, beaver ponds, open grassland, aspen forest, and over three miles of Tarryall Creek. This large property supports migratory and nesting birds, game migration corridors, critical elk calving grounds, and a very good trout fishery.
Conservation easements funded by Great Outdoors Colorado and the Park County Land & Water Trust Fund now protect the entire ranch. About a third of the property was then purchased with a grant from the Colorado Division of WIldlife with matching funds from the Park County Land & Water Trust Fund. As a result, the Cline Ranch State Wildlife Area now provides public hunting and fishing on 1650 acres of the Cline Ranch.