Annual Conservation Easement Inspection
Today, with Peggy Lyon of the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust, I did an annual walk around of the portions of our property that are under conservation easements. We also did a walk around inspection of the fences we put in last summer around the endangered clay-loving buckwheat populations. There are no issues with us meeting the terms of the conservation easements. We have a commitment to regularly inspect the 3 fenced areas for the endangered buckwheat and repair any damaged locations. The fences themselves are in excellent condition, which should be the case since they are so new. The only issue I found was where some of last year's late summer thunderstorms caused some down cutting of existing gullies that, if we experience the same kind of thunderstorms this year, may need attention next year. I will send letters to BLM and the Fish and Wildlife Service letting them know the fences are in good shape. Jim Ferguson
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