Since 1998, the County has owned approximately 800 acres at the base of Conway Summit that was acquired with grant funds from CalTrans, California State Parks and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The primary uses of the property are grazing, fish rearing, habitat preservation and open space preservation. Public access to Conway Ranch is permitted, but is restricted within the aquaculture area.
In December of 2014, the County granted a Conservation Easement over the Conway and Mattly Ranches to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust. The Conservation Easement established the baseline conditions on the property, and provides for annual monitoring of the land to ensure the conservation values are being maintained. Documents relevant to the conservation easement and Board approval are listed below.