Eastern Sierra Landlines

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The Seeds of Conservation Begin with You

Will YOU Win this Framed Photo? Join us by making a gift or increasing your recurring monthly gift by May 31 and you’ll be entered in our raffle for a chance to win this beautiful framed photograph by local artist and fellow ESLT member Alan Barlow. It’s amazing the impact one person can make. That’s because every time you support conservation, you’re planting a seed – and seeds of every size can ...continue reading

2018-04-26T17:27:48+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Blog, Membership|

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|

The Tough Trail Ahead: A Mule Deer’s Journey

Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip Saturday, March 10th from 2 - 5 pm (Note: Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled from its original date of March 3.) RSVP required; to learn more and reserve your spot, please contact Ryan, ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, at (760) 873-4554 or Ryan@eslt.org. This time of year, many animals who call our side of the Sierra home are preparing for a journey. ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:54:06+00:00 February 12th, 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|

Conservation Takes Root

This post was written by Ryan Delaney, ESLT's 2017-2018 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Learn more about Ryan and the Sierra Nevada Alliance's Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership program ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Ryan Delaney, leads a group of Bishop Elementary School 3rd Graders during their "Taking Root" class visit. I’m constantly surprised by how nature can change us. As an educator in the local "Taking Root" outdoor education ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00 January 17th, 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|