One beautiful fall Saturday last month, Mono Basin friends of ESLT gathered at DeChambeau Creek to celebrate the preservation of 135 acres. The following is a small photo collage of our morning with landowner Jan Simis and caretaker Joel Ellis, as we enjoyed the fall colors and delicious local foods lunch.

Karen Ferrell-Ingram

ESLT Executive Director, Karen Ferrell-Ingram welcomes everyone and shares the story of how DeChambeau Creek was preserved.


We were treated to a tour of the farm on the property, where goats, chickens, turkeys, and pigs are raised!

Turkey Trailer

Farmer Joel Ellis demonstrated how the turkey tractor is moved.


The biggest cabbage in all of Mono Basin.

Walking Tour

Lands Program Coordinator, Aaron Johnson, takes the group on a walking tour of the property.

Walking Tour in Aspens

Fall Colors were in full color.

Local Foods Lunch

An all local foods lunch was served by Linda Dore Catering. Goose, potatoes, goat cheese, and lettuce were raised on the farm.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Apple Hill Farm, Ben & Jerry’s Mammoth, Black Sheep Coffee, Great Basin Bakery, Inyo Council for the Arts, Linda Dore, caterer, Roger I. and Ruth B. MacFarlane Foundation, and Sonoma Wine Company.

~ Serena