Sagebrush country with Mt. Tom in the background. Photo by ESLT staff

McAfee Conservation Easements

Special Values: The McAfee conservation easements protect critical winter range and migration corridor habitat for the Round Valley mule deer herd. Other wildlife such as mountain lion, coyote, bobcat, long-tailed weasel, and western rattlesnake utilize the property. Good stands of antelope bitterbrush provide essential winter food for mule deer. This property is adjacent to other ESLT conservation easements, and borders Inyo National Forest land and a deep gorge containing a creek and abundant wildlife habitat. With an increasing number of conservation easements in Swall Meadows, habitat fragmentation is reduced, improving the quality of the migration corridor.

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