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Proposition 68: Investing in Our Future

This June, California residents will vote on a game-changing initiative in local conservation. Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, will put $4 billion to work to address our state’s most critical water, park, and natural resource needs. This is the largest proposed investment in natural resources and underserved communities in California’s history. It is the first natural resources bond passed by the CA state legislature in fifteen years, and ...continue reading

2018-04-19T17:40:30+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Now Protected Forever: Sceirine Point Ranch

Congratulations - we did it!! Thanks to supporters like you, our funding partners, and the long-term vision of local ranchers Joe and David Sceirine, the scenic and historic Sceirine Point Ranch is now protected forever. Sceirine Point Ranch is a breathtakingly beautiful working ranch in Bridgeport Valley. At 2,375 acres, this historic ranch benefits our Eastern Sierra economy and provides an important home for wildlife like mule deer and sage-grouse. Now that ...continue reading

2018-04-16T18:09:47+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bring Your Garden To Life This Spring

Pollinator Garden Workshop Saturday, April 14 from 10am - 12pm at White Mountain Research Center At our free Pollinator Garden Workshop, you'll hear from local experts about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and how you can create a blooming haven for pollinators. If you’re like most people, you probably can’t imagine a world without fruits, vegetables, wildflowers, and other flowering plants. However, you may be surprised to hear that these are now at risk ...continue reading

2018-04-16T17:49:20+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Carrying a Torch for Rare Desert Fish

On a bright, sunny morning at the end of last year, a plume of smoke could be seen rising up from the high desert near Benton, CA. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – and typically, flames like these spell trouble. But in this case, that smoke was cause for celebration. Since 2010, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been collaborating with local rancher Bill Bramlette and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife ...continue reading

2018-04-26T13:15:24+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Students Take On Watershed Science

Our Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Ryan (left) works with local 8th graders to gather data on the Lower Owens River. Do you know how our local watersheds are monitored and managed? Want to learn more about how the historic rewatering of the Lower Owens River has affected the health of this vital waterway? These are important questions – and middle school students throughout Inyo County are now learning the ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Giving Thanks to Someone Who Inspires You

Who inspires you to care? Next week on Giving Tuesday, we want to recognize the friends, relatives, and teachers who introduced you to the magic of nature and taught you the importance of conservation. "When I was a little girl, my Dad taught me that land can help your spirit soar. It can give peace, hope, and joy. Land brings people together - people like you and me. Today I work to save land, ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Calliope Hummingbird and thistle flower

Introducing Ryan Delaney: ESLT’s next Education Coordinator &...

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome Ryan Delaney to our team. For the next 11 months, Ryan will be serving our Sierra communities as our 2017/2018 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps member. Ryan comes to us through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) – a selective program organized by the Sierra Nevada Alliance that places 28 young leaders into conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members like ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Giving Rare Wildlife a Fighting Chance

Thanks to your support, we've been working with conservation partners and volunteers to improve habitat for rare species in our area. It's rewarding work, and we're excited to share our progress with you. Alongside volunteers from Nevada and California, ESLT's Land Conservation Program Director, Susanna Danner, and Stewardship Coordinator, Sara Kokkelenberg, joined our partners at the U.S. Forest Service - Bridgeport Ranger District on September 23 for a workday in the Sweetwater ...continue reading

2018-04-16T18:33:41+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Spotlight on Cecily Foote: Illustrator for our Sunflower...

Nature is full of magic. And in Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s annual Sunflower Garden Project, young boys and girls get the chance to learn how it works. During the Sunflower Garden Project each spring, Bishop Elementary School third-graders visit the ESLT garden multiple times - where they play games and do hands-on activities that teach about blooms, pollinators, the growth cycle of plants, and more. It’s a fun opportunity for these kids ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Let’s Team Up to Clean Up

Throughout the Eastern Sierra, trash pollutes our rivers and streams, creating hazards for birds, fish, and other wildlife. On Saturday, September 16, we're teaming up with other local organizations to make a difference - and we need volunteers like you to lend a hand. We will be partnering with the Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office, Friends of the Inyo, the Sierra Club, and people like you to help keep the Owens ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|