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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|

$8 Million Fund Created

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality and Conserve Greater Sage-Grouse in the Eastern Sierra 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... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:26+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Press Releases|

Why I Volunteer with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

This post was contributed by longtime ESLT Stewardship Volunteer and member, Wally Woolfenden.  At ESLT's Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day in October 2015, Stewardship Volunteer Wally Woolfenden (left) brought hard work and plenty of smiles as he helped make Sinnamon Meadows a safer home for sage-grouse. The protection of natural, non-human dominated ecosystems has been an important effort, especially the preservation of wilderness. Wilderness, however, is usually of marginal interest for settlement and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:43+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

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|

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|

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|

Help Keep Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern Sierra Ranchlands

Help create safer habitat for one of the iconic wildlife species that makes the Eastern Sierra so special: the elusive Greater sage-grouse. Photo © Bureau of Land Management. Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. Join us for our 2nd annual Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day, and help create safer habitat for sage-grouse on the working ranchlands of Sinnamon Meadows! Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day Wednesday, October 14 9am-5pm Sinnamon Meadows Conservation ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Conservation Takes Flight: Keeping Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern...

Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. This unusual ground-nesting bird is often found on ranchland, where good range management and sustainable grazing provide an ideal environment for sage-grouse to forage, perform their renowned courtship dances, and raise their chicks. New rangeland science has led to modified fence designs that reduce sage-grouse mortality, but old fencing left on the range still poses serious risks and barbed ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Press Releases, Volunteer|

Lands & Legacy 2015: A Huge Success!

If you’ve been keeping up with ESLT recently, you’ve likely heard about Lands & Legacy – our “Party of the Year” that celebrates our important conservation work. This annual weekend helps to inspire the support of our community so that we can continue our work saving the Eastern Sierra lands we all love.   At this year’s Lands & Legacy on July 24-26, that support went a step further by raising much-needed ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|