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$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality...

Great news for Eastern Sierra conservation - and we're thrilled to share it with you first! In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region. Sage-grouse thrive in wide-open areas with abundant sagebrush, native grasses, ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:08:17+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

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|

Save the Sierra: Apply to be ESLT’s next...

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member working in Bishop, CA with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! Past ESLT AmeriCorps Members Alison Amberg (left) and Sara Kokkelenberg (right) made great progress on a restoration project to reintroduce the Owens Speckled Dace into the Benton Ponds. ESLT’s ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:15+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

The Stories that Shape Inyo County

Want to spice up your lunch break? Swing by Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s backyard each month this summer for our annual Brown Bag Lunch Series! In honor of Inyo County’s 150th birthday, this year’s Brown Bag Lunch speakers will focus on the rich cultural and natural history of this remote and beautiful county we call home. Presenters will join us on the first Tuesday of each month from May through September to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:04:22+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Blog|

ESLT is Hiring: Join our Team as Office...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is hiring! Are you or is someone you know looking for an opportunity to go to work to protect vital Eastern Sierra lands? ESLT will be adding an Office Manager to our team as soon as possible. Apply to come work with us today! The part-time Office Manager plays an integral role in carrying out Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s mission, and will work collaboratively with the ESLT team by ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

ESLT Awarded $1 Million Endowment by the Tambour...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to announce that we have recently received the largest gift in our organization’s history – one that will have a major effect on our capacity, and as a result, the future of protected lands in the Eastern Sierra. The Tambour Foundation, a small, private charitable foundation focused on educational, environmental and other advancement opportunities around the world, has granted Eastern Sierra Land Trust $1 million to seed a new Endowment ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:01:17+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Blog|

Great News from Washington DC: Conservation Tax Incentive...

You've likely heard about the new budget and tax compromise bill that Congress passed in the final days of 2015. This massive piece of legislation funds every Cabinet agency through September 2016 AND provides a comprehensive tax package that deals with a slew of important topics, from Big Oil to small business, cybersecurity, refugees, education, and much, much more. And largely overlooked by the media was one of the most exciting victories of all — one for landowners, land trusts, and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:18+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Blog|

This New Year, ESLT Turns 15!

The clock strikes midnight. Glasses clink, fireworks light the sky, lovers lean in for a kiss - and a new year unfolds, with all its endless possibility. For me, like many, this is a time to start fresh and set my sights on new goals; an occasion to appreciate the distance I've come and to chart the path ahead. As the Executive Director of Eastern Sierra Land Trust, I know in my heart that you - ESLT members and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:46+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Fighting Climate Change by Saving Land

Efforts to prevent increases in greenhouse gas emissions throughout California have found a friend in Eastern Sierra Land Trust. A new statewide program that aims to fight the effects of climate change has awarded ESLT a grant for $917,500 – funds that will go directly towards permanently protecting Bridgeport Valley’s historic Sceirine Point Ranch. Photo © Kay Ogden “Preserving open space, agricultural resources, and wildlife habitat here in the Eastern ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:18+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Blog|

Representing the Eastern Sierra at Rally 2015

Earlier this month, ESLT staff, Board Members, and supporters headed to Sacramento for Rally 2015: the nation's largest gathering of land conservation leaders. This conference is hosted by the Washington D.C.-based Land Trust Alliance (LTA), and takes place in a different city around the country each year. Because this year's Rally was just a hop, skip and a jump over the mountains from our home turf, we sent nine people to Sacramento to learn from the country's top conservation experts and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T10:56:16+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog|