We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Nature Conservancy's Pine Butte Ranch. Hiking, riding, fishing, swimming, nature-watching, fossil-finding. It's sort of a Grizzly Bear preserve but you'd be lucky to see one - at a comfortable distance. Grizzlies do not like mountains - they like river bottoms and damp meadows best,
Even in summer, you can find snow and ice on the high hikes. June best for the wildflower bloom. That is like Eden. It's real America and, yes, there are firearms around. Europeans come there to experience the American West. My lad once got trapped in the outhouse by a Black Bear. Fire a couple of magnum rounds in the air and the bears run away.
Tax exemption is the problem. The laws that allow tax exempt organizations to accumulate wealth at the expense of all the taxpayers is inconsistent with the constitution. They should have to pay property taxes and other taxes just as the common citizen does. We have allowed individuals and organizations to carve out special treatment and extra-constitutional rights. That is our mistake.
I wrangled for a ranch just south of there in the 80's Beautiful country. If you get the chance there might still be some good little known guest ranches just west of Augusta where the Dearborn comes out of the east face of the Rockies.
Americans "own" their National Parks until the Park Service gets offended at any fiscal conservatism from Congress, when it turns out that the Park Service owns the parks, and Americans own only the right to be arrested for trespass.
Nature Conservancy has done well by NC as best I can tell. Some of their best areas are bloody well hidden and hard to get to -some not possible in a vehicle. Which is not a bad thing though inconvenient as I no longer have a motorcycle nor can walk long distances.