Blooming Rabbitbrush on ESLT Conservation Easement Tour

At the end of September, ESLT staff set out for the first annual conservation easement tour of the Eastern Sierra. With new fall weather rolling in, we were bundled up but ready for scenic vistas and views of preserved lands. The rabbitbrush was in full bloom, blanketing the Eastern Sierra will a warm yellow glow. As always, it was inspiring to see these lands that will remain forever in perpetuity. As we toured, we marveled at the generosity of our members, who support us as we work to preserve these lands. Below are a few photos of our journey.

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First stop, Montgomery Creek Ranch, organic alfalfa being harvested in the background.

First stop, Montgomery Creek Ranch, organic alfalfa being harvested in the background.

ESLT staff enjoying the sun and lunch on the Yednock conservation easement.

ESLT staff enjoying the sun and lunch on the Yednock conservation easement.

View of Mono Lake from the Yednock conservation easement.

View of Mono Lake from the Yednock conservation easement.

A short walk through the sagebrush on the Big Hot Springs Ranch conservation easement.

A short walk through the sagebrush on the Big Hot Springs Ranch conservation easement.

The day ended with fresh baked chocolate chip cooked from Stephen, and a walk through Swall Meadows, with Mt. Tom looming in the background.

The day ended with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies from Stephen, and a walk through Swall Meadows, with Mt. Tom looming in the background.

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