Freshly baled organic alfalfa on the Montgomery Creek Ranch. Photo by Stephen Ingram

Montgomery Creek Ranch Conservation Easement

Special Values: On the Montgomery Creek Ranch, alfalfa is farmed on prime soils while other portions of the ranch are used for cattle grazing. The easement protects the water resources found on the ranch, 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.