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Getting My Feet Wet: Looking Back on my...

Working on the Benton Ponds restoration project with Steve Parmenter My introduction to Eastern Sierra Land Trust says it all. Less than a week on the job, and there I was: slipping my size 7 feet into size 12 waders, and plunging into icy pond water with California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parmenter and ESLT Board Member Tim Bartley. All sorts of metaphors come to mind: big shoes to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Volunteer to Support our Eastern Sierra Public Lands

Do you like to hike, bike, climb, fish, or simply sit back and admire the wide-open Eastern Sierra views? Well then now is the time to give back to the public lands you love. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is partnering with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and numerous other local agencies and conservation groups to hold a community-wide volunteer event and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Spring into Action: Help Local Conservation Grow!

What does spring mean to you? Perhaps it’s a time to dust off your hiking boots and find your fishing gear. Or maybe you look forward to watching spindle-legged fawns frolic amongst the blooming sage. Is it the time to break ground and plant seeds in your garden? To watch calves romp in their pastures? In this season of growth and renewal, your support of Eastern Sierra Land Trust will have ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:10:14+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Blog, Membership|

Bridging Education and Conservation

Inyo County youth education professional Joanne Parsons has joined Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Board of Directors “I look forward to using my background in education and community engagement to share ESLT’s message through presentations to local civic clubs, organizations, and classrooms.” ~Joanne Parsons Having lived and worked in the Eastern Sierra for over 35 years, Joanne Parsons has a deep affection for her rugged home. So with the arrival of the New Year, ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

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|

Sus Danner: Taking the Reins of ESLT’s Lands...

If you've stopped by ESLT's office recently, you've likely noticed some fresh faces. We've been growing - after all, 'tis the season! - and we're thrilled to introduce you to Susanna Danner, the latest addition to our team. Joining us at the start of this month, Sus now fills a critical role at ESLT as our Land Conservation Program Director. “The Eastern Sierra has been a touchstone for my family since I was small," Sus told us. "To have ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19+00:00 May 26th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

New AmeriCorps Member, Abbey Blair, Joins ESLT’s Team!

All of us at ESLT are thrilled to welcome AmeriCorps member Abbey Blair to the office as our new Restoration and Education Coordinator! During her 6-month service term which lasts through September, Abbey will be teaming up with our current full-term (11-month) AmeriCorps member, Sara Kokkelenberg, on a variety of interesting projects. Joining us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance's Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) program, Abbey will lead and collaborate on stewardship, education, ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51+00:00 May 8th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

We Need You – Apply Today to become...

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) Half Term AmeriCorps Member working with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! We're looking for an AmeriCorps member to join our team and help protect Eastern Sierra landscapes by leading ESLT's restoration efforts in 2015! We are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Making an Impact in their Hometown: Meet ESLT’s...

Last week, ESLT summer intern Jessie O'Dell joined Ali and Sara - ESLT's AmeriCorps Members and Education Coordinators - for some fun in the field, removing invasive Bull thistle from the Benton Ponds. This summer, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has some extra help around the office and in the field. We are thrilled to welcome Claire Jellison and Jessie O'Dell to the ESLT family as summer interns! Both of these ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:22+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Blog|

Hola from ESLT’s 2012 AmeriCorps Member!

Hello future friends and community!  My name is Victoria Ortiz and I will be serving as ESLT’s 2012 AmeriCorps member and Education Coordinator.  This morning I went for a run during which I reveled in how lucky I am to be living in paradise.  For the last couple winters I have worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain and have fallen in love with the clean air and active ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Blog|