Wagner Chewuch River 6

A 1.6-mile stretch of the Chewuch River in Winthrop was sold last week to the Methow Conservancy.

WINTHROP — A 328-acre Winthrop ranch is now under ownership of an Okanogan County conservation group.

The Western Rivers Conservancy last week sold the Wagner Ranch and its 1.6 miles of shoreline along the Chewuch River to the Methow Conservancy for $3.6 million, according to Western Rivers spokesman Danny Palmerlee.

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Pete O’Cain is a graduate of Central Washington University and served in the Marines Corps. He previously covered public safety and led The World's wildfire coverage.

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