Celebrate the hope and resiliency found in nature at the Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner and Paddle Raise at Mammoth Mountain’s Parallax Restaurant. Hosted by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, on Saturday, June 9th, this fun-filled evening comes to life with mystifying magic tricks by Tammer, a delicious dinner, open bar, and an exciting Paddle Raise where guests champion causes that will have a major impact on the future of our region. Call and reserve your ticket soon as they’re going fast!
Dinner attendees are invited to join one of two guided land tours the same weekend.
Bodie’s Breadbasket: A Tour of Historic Conway Ranch Friday, June 8, 2pm-4pm Join this special tour to hear from guest speakers on the historic role Conway Ranch had in feeding the hungry miners and local residents of Bodie and the Mono Basin. By grazing livestock and growing vegetables at Conway Ranch, about 25 miles from the popular ghost town of Bodie, this ranch helped feed a population of over 10,000 during the booming gold mining era. We’ll also learn about the wildlife that currently thrive because of the freshwater springs and wet meadows, and hear about ideas for the future of the Ranch. Special guests will include a historian from the Mono Basin Historical Society to share stories from the past, and Cindy & Orrin Sage, land management professionals, will share their thoughts on how the Ranch can be managed for the benefit of wildlife, agriculture, and the visiting public.
Snapping the Sierra: Nature Photography at Sinnamon Meadows Sunday, June 10, 8am-12pm Join photographers and ESLT board members Bill Dunlap and Rick Kattelmann to capture the magic of Sinnamon Meadows Conservation Easement in the morning light. Tour and capture this scenic, private ranchland under Dunderberg Peak near the beautiful Bridgeport Valley, not usually accessible without special permission from the landowner. Not a photographer? No problem. You’ll have the option to enjoy the land with a walk with ESLT staff to check out the highlights of this working ranch and hear about the wildlife that frequent the lush meadows, aspen groves, and creeks.
Lands & Legacy Celebration tickets are $125 per person and tax-deductible (10% discount offered to ESLT members). Reserve your tickets hereor call (760) 873-4554.
Sponsorship opportunities with a variety of benefits are also available to area businesses interested in supporting local conservation. To learn more, email Heather Freeman, ESLT Philanthropy Manager, at .