Welcome to the Ruby Habitat Foundation’s home page. We are a non-profit, working ranch in Southwest Montana dedicated to fulfilling the vision of our founders, Craig and Martha Woodson:
“Landowners and resource managers are inherently bound to a high level of resource accountability. We are bound by law to protect the environment and prevent resource degradation, but we have a higher obligation to be good stewards of our natural resources, sharing them today and preserving them for future generations. The decisions we make and the actions we take affect our own environment as well as that of the wildlife, our neighbors and future generations.” (Craig Woodson, founder RHF)
Our mission encourages balance between agriculture and wildlife, and we allow managed access to the ranch for a wide range of activities, from flyfishing to birdwatching (we have identified 111 species on the ranch so far!! Here’s a link to the complete list). Our educational outreach programs include field trips with local school kids (from Kindergarten through College), to Widlife Speakers and other programs.
In 2019, we welcomed over 1800 people to the ranch for those activities and others. We have also encouraged virtual visitation through our live-streaming nest camera (see it on this page) and a few videos which you can see on this page.
Recognizing that open space and wild spaces are finite, we stand for them and encourage you to get in touch with us to find out how we can help. Whether you visit virtually, or stay in our luxurious Hill House lodging, we are sure Woodson Ranch will provide you with a memorable experience!