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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|

Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm &...

From a distance, Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed appears as a lush swathe of green rising from Chalfant Valley’s sandy soils. As the hands and hearts that have kept this family-owned garden store growing strong since its founding in 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair are firmly rooted in the Eastern Sierra community: they are committed to doing what they can to keep the region beautiful and productive. As business sponsors ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

A Wilderness Protected

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. Its days absorbed her with their ...continue reading

2017-03-03T10:59:20+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Blog|

Conway Ranch: Protected Forever!

Cooperation can feel like a rare event these days. But when the future of one of Mono County’s most iconic panoramas was in question, true cross-agency teamwork and innovative thinking led to real action – and success. On December 1, the Eastern Sierra witnessed a major conservation victory: the permanent protection of Conway Ranch. Representatives from Mono County, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Blog|

Breaking News: Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently...

1,240 Acres of Ranch Land and Important Wildlife Habitat Preserved Forever! Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra’s cherished landscapes. ESLT is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, a stunning expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property’s working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs, and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Blog, Press Releases|

Have you seen this bird?

The greater sage-grouse has been in the news a little bit lately, and is likely to be getting quite a bit more attention in the next few years. These interesting birds are the largest grouse to occur in North America, and their unique appearance (who doesn’t love a bird with yellow eyebrows) and courtship displays have made them a favorite amongst folks who are willing to brave freezing pre-dawn spring mornings for ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24+00:00 May 16th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley

Local Ranchers preserve additional Working Agricultural Lands in Bridgeport Valley Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as “Big Meadows”, is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement. This important new ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25+00:00 January 20th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley

Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as “Big Meadows”, is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30+00:00 January 18th, 2012|Press Releases|

New Evening Program continues in Mammoth Lakes

ESLT's popular "Life upon the Land" evening program will now also be offered to visitors and residents in Mammoth Lakes. The new local history program talks about how the Owens Valley and Eastern Sierra, with its warm summers, abundant water and fertile soil, made for an attractive location to a number of farmers and ranchers that settled here in the mid 1800s.   These early pioneers and settlers planted crops and raised livestock in ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:11:34+00:00 August 22nd, 2011|Blog|

ESLT Offers New Evening Program

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) will soon begin offering a new history based evening program titled “Life Upon the Land” for visitors and residents of the Eastern Sierra. ESLT’s very popular Community Connections Program has been keeping residents of the Eastern Sierra informed about topical subjects ranging from home composting to night sky viewing for many years. The new local history program talks about how the Owens Valley and Eastern ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:14:27+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Blog|