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A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

$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|

Brynn’s Story

Brynn Pewtherer is a member of Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Board of Directors. She was introduced to our work by her parents, Tony and Sherryl Taylor, who helped found our organization in 2001. Brynn lives in Marin County with her husband, Galen, and their two daughters. This holiday, Brynn shared her story with us about why she supports ESLT. Why I Give by Brynn Taylor Pewtherer I give to Eastern Sierra Land Trust to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:07+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Blog|

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|

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|

Remembering our Dear Friend Herb Benham

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are saddened to report the loss of our dear friend and conservation partner, Herb Benham. Herb grew up in Southern California, and was an impressive tennis player throughout his life. He served his country, joining the US Marine Corps as a combat interpreter in 1942. After the war he attended the University of Arizona on a tennis scholarship, and met his wife Phyllis on ...continue reading

2017-03-03T10:55:42+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Blog|

Learning as we Grow

On many mornings in April, May, and June, the excited voices of Bishop Elementary School third graders could be heard around the block as they rounded the corner, en route to Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden. A Bishop Elementary School third-grader waters her sunflower seed. When they reached their destination, they'd rush over to a strip of dirt they've been tending all spring. Each kid would excitedly scan the row of popsicle sticks ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Local Photographer Bill Dunlap Joins the ESLT Board

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome local Eastern Sierra resident and photographer William (Bill) Dunlap to our Board of Directors! Bill has been a volunteer and member with Eastern Sierra Land Trust for several years, and a frequent attendee at ESLT events – most often with camera in hand, ready to capture the action. As a member of our Board, he'll have an even greater influence on conservation ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:13:39+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Meet the Two New Faces at ESLT

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are thrilled to welcome two new fabulous women to our team! Brynn Pewtherer joined the ESLT Board of Directors earlier this spring, and Bishop local Lina Myers has recently joined us in the office part-time as our Administrative Assistant. We are delighted to introduce both Brynn and Lina to you, and look forward to working with them both in the months to come. Brynn Pewtherer manages the ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Blog|

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|

ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg Named California AmeriCorps Member of...

Sara couldn't believe it when she got the email. Along with several ESLT staff members, Board members, and supporters, she was in Sacramento earlier this month attending the national Land Trust Alliance's Rally 2015. In her inbox appeared a message notifying her that she would need to plan a return trip to Sacramento - in just one week. And for a very good reason: she would be receiving an award. "I had no ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|