|Take the Owens Valley challenge: learn about native alkali meadow vegetation in the Laws area; look at hydrographs and monitoring results; learn about relationships between meadows and water table depth; learn about exempt wells and the Inyo-Los Angeles Long Term Water Agreement and EIR. We will see several CNPS-listed species including Owens Valley endemics, the Owens Valley star tulip, and Owens Valley checkerbloom. 4x4 not required but high clearance will help. Temperatures may be high. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, and meet at the Laws Museum parking area at 8:30 a.m. Trip will end by noon.