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On Nov. 29: Triple Your Gift!

On Tuesday, November 29, we have just 24 hours to turn an ordinary weekday into something remarkable: a day to celebrate and strengthen local conservation, right here in the Eastern Sierra. And you can make that possible. Each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we celebrate Giving Tuesday: the National Day of Charitable Giving. And this year, your Giving Tuesday donation on Nov. 29 will have THREE TIMES the power. That's because the Eastern Sierra Land ...continue reading

2017-03-03T10:53:47+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Blog|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Now in our 15th year protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has some exciting news to share: we have achieved renewed accreditation! This is a mark of great distinction in land conservation nationwide. Awarded by The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, our re-accreditation demonstrates the Commission's confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will continue to be protected forever. Our Black Lake Preserve, Photo © ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:44+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Celebrating The Lands & Legacy You Protect Forever

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and inspiration in the wake of our recent Lands & Legacy Celebration. The whole weekend was simply magical: filled with wonderful friends, endless encouragement, and dreams of the lands that we can conserve together. Dreams that are already becoming realities thanks to the generosity of supporters like you. Bringing together our conservation partners from across the state and beyond, our 8th annual "Party of the Year" was fantastic fun. ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Exploring our Black Lake Preserve: Pictures from our...

May 14 began bright, brisk, and breezy - we couldn't have asked for a better day to spend out on the land with friends, celebrating the conservation of our Black Lake Preserve! Partners from Eastern Sierra Audubon (ESAS) and California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter (CNPS) joined Eastern Sierra Land Trust to lead a tour exploring this stunning property. Along the way, we enjoyed seeing some of the diverse flora and fauna ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:08+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Blog|

Join Us to Celebrate our Black Lake Preserve

See the stunning Black Lake Preserve for yourself at our celebration on May 14th! Photo © Randy Keller When Michelle Browner first visited Black Lake, she found a landscape that spoke to her soul. She felt what early settlers must have experienced when they first explored the American West. Breathtakingly beautiful, the land before her was rugged, remote, and alive with strange plants and wildlife. Thanks to Michelle, this unusual ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Blog|

Celebrate Conservation at ESLT’s Black Lake Preserve

Thanks to Michelle Browner, the unusual landscape and critical habitat of the Adobe Valley's Black Lake is protected forever – and now you can experience its wonders for yourself. On May 14, join Eastern Sierra Land Trust at the Black Lake Preserve to celebrate the conservation of this special place... PressRelease [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Celebrations, Press Releases|

Lend a Hand On the Land!

This post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more about Catherine, href="https://easternsierralandlines.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/welcome-catherine/" target="_blank">Click Here. With the weather warming up, it’s time to get a bit of dirt underneath our fingernails and grease up those elbow joints. Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been getting out on our protected lands lately, advancing our ongoing work to conserve and restore our beautiful Eastside -- rain or shine, or… ice!. Now we need your help. ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

New Book Reveals Eastside Campsites with the Most...

Click Here to Purchase Online The sight of billions of stars twinkling overhead mesmerized journalist Kimberly Wilkes when she first started camping in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley more than 20 years ago. She was captivated by the quietness of the area, its silence broken by only the babble of a brook, the quaking of leaves, or the soft sifting of desert sand in the breeze. The last thing she wanted ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Blog|

A Wilderness Protected: the Story of a Bright...

When Michelle Browner first visited the Eastern Sierra, she found a landscape that spoke to her soul. In particular, it was not Mammoth or Mono, but the area around Benton that truly captivated her – with its charming, quiet character, spectacular ridges crowned with weathered pinion pine, and the smell of the high desert abloom with sage. The region was a piece of history come alive... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Press Releases|