Montgomery Creek Ranch Conservation Easement

//Montgomery Creek Ranch Conservation Easement
Montgomery Creek Ranch Conservation Easement2018-03-21T12:01:01+00:00

Project Description

The donated Montgomery Creek Ranch conservation easement is on a private working farm north of Bishop on Highway 6. Alfalfa is farmed on the ranch’s prime soils, while other portions are used for cattle grazing.

Established in 2005, the conservation easement here protects the ranch’s agricultural as well as water resources – restricting any export of water from the valley.

Originally homesteaded in 1876, the ranch was named after the dramatic 13,441 foot Montgomery Peak which towers above it.

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Project Details

Size:

818 acres

Location:

Hammil Valley, Mono County

Date Completed:

Easement purchased in December 2005

Funding Source:

California Farmland Conservancy Program and the federal Farm and Ranchland Protection Program through the Natural Resources Conservation Service

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