Monitoring season is here!
As stewardship coordinator at the ESLT, one of my responsibilities is to conduct yearly monitoring on all our conservation easements. This is to maintain relationships with landowners and ensure future compliance with conservation easement requirements in order to ensure the preservation of the lands in perpetuity. Monitoring of the Montgomery Creek Ranch was completed recently on June 15. The Education and Outreach Coordinator, Serena, assited me in the monitoring outing, as we checked photo points against those established in past years and toured the ranch. Fresh snow had just fallen on the White Mountains, and the organic alfalfa was being harvested as hay creating quite a picturesque scene. This month we will also monitor the Swall Meadows easements, as well as Big Hot Spring Ranch and Yednock further north in Bridgeport and the Mono Basin.