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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|

ESLT Receives Funding to Help Preserve Sinnamon Meadows

On March 7, 2013, Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) approved funding for one of Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s (ESLT) current land conservation projects. Known as Sinnamon Meadows, the property is located in northern Mono County, and contains significant key wildlife habitat, watershed and scenic values. The grant funds received from SNC will provide a portion of what will be needed to complete the conservation easement acquisition on this important property... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30+00:00 March 11th, 2013|Press Releases|

What’s in your Waterway?

2012 Great Sierra River Clean Up Volunteers Last Saturday, September 8, Eastern Sierra Land Trust partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to clean up areas on the Owens River as a part of the state wide Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Great Sierra River Cleanup. Last year nearly 2,000 volunteers across the state cleaned up about 36,000 lbs. of trash and recycling from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada. ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:48+00:00 September 12th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Repeat after me, “In 2011, ESLT . ....

. . . preserved 224 acres of critical wildlife habitat. Naylon Conservation Easement (104 acres) and Wilson Conservation Project (60 acres) preserves critical habitat in the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor, ensuring safe passage for the mule deer during their bi-annual migration through Swall Meadows. Willow Flat Conservation Easement preserves 60 acres near the Sonora Junction, including a half mile stretch of the Little Walker River. The property provides the West ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59+00:00 February 10th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

Preserving the Rural Character and Prime Soils of...

602 acre Alfalfa Farm in Hammil Valley Preserved Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s latest conservation project is a beautiful farm tucked under the towering White Mountains, north of Bishop.  Richard Moss and his wife Barbara have preserved their organic alfalfa farm, known as Cinnamon Ranch, in the Hammil Valley. The Moss’ purchased the ranch in 1970, making alfalfa hay the primary agricultural product from the ranch. These long-time landowners retain title and management ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:26+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Blog|

ESLT Volunteers Clean up Trash from the Owens

In late September Eastern Sierra Land Trust partnered with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to clean up areas on the Owens River as a part of the state wide Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Great Sierra River Cleanup. This year, nearly 2,000 volunteers across the state cleaned up about 36,000 lbs. of trash and recycling from rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada. During the local cleanup, ESLT volunteers picked up ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:22+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

ESLT Hosts Great Sierra River Cleanup

ESLT’s Great Sierra River Cleanup Saturday, September 24th 9:00am- 12:00pm Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust in the stewardship of our water resources and local recreation areas! This year, we will again partner with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in participation in the statewide Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s Great Sierra River Cleanup and clean up trash from a popular area of the Owens River. Drinks and snacks will be provided! Bring ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:50+00:00 September 13th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Community Celebration a Great Success!

Supporters braved the elements this past weekend to celebrate ESLT's community at Benton Hot Springs Ranch. The wind was howling and snow fell, but all in attendance banded together and enjoyed the opportunity to spent time with one another on a beautiful piece of preserved land. Participants enjoyed a wide range of activities. On Saturday afternoon, around 40 people headed down through the canyon trail on the conservation easement to view birds, ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:48:00+00:00 May 25th, 2010|Blog, Volunteer|

Help Save the Sierra Nevada!

Your License to Protect the Places You Love. Submit your paid pledge for this special license plate and you will be protecting and restoring natural habitats, providing open space and improving recreation throughout the region. The sales of the Sierra Nevada License Plate will benefit the Sierra Nevada Conservancy which provides funding for conservation, habitat restoration, recreation, and other important and economically beneficial projects in the Sierra Nevada region, a unique and ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:46+00:00 October 14th, 2009|Blog|