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Welcome Harrison Covert, Our New Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member

Welcome to Harrison Covert! We are thrilled that he is joining ESLT as our new Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member as part of the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. Harrison joins us from Colorado where he grew up and attended college. To help you get to know Harrison better, we asked him a few questions about his background and interests: Tell us about your roots. I’m a Colorado native through and through. Both sides …continue reading

2022-12-01T16:27:43-08:00December 1st, 2022|Blog, Featured, SNAP, What's New|

Ways to Give Back on #GivingTuesday 2022

Visiting Black Lake Preserve. Photo by Heather Freeman. Giving Tuesday is on November 29th this year! When you donate to ESLT by mail (P.O. Box 755, Bishop, CA 93515) or online, you'll be joining a movement to protect the Eastern Sierra's natural and working lands for future generations. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity initiative that encourages people and organizations to invest in their communities. Over the past ten …continue reading

2022-11-28T15:37:16-08:00November 23rd, 2022|Blog, Featured, Membership, Press Releases, Volunteer|
Emmie Snead, ESLT's Land Stewardship Program Director

Welcome Emmalyn Snead, Our New Land Stewardship Program...

Welcome to Emmalyn Snead! We are thrilled that she is joining ESLT as our new Land Stewardship Program Director. Emmie joins with a wealth of experience in ranching and land stewardship. To help you get to know Emmie better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell us about your roots. I grew up on a small farm in Virginia's Piedmont region. We grew all sorts of …continue reading

2022-11-07T13:42:44-08:00November 7th, 2022|Blog, Featured, What's New|

Welcome Amy Sturgill, Our New Land Conservation Program...

Welcome to Amy Sturgill! We are thrilled that Amy has joined us as our Land Conservation Program Director. Amy joins us with an impressive background in Eastern Sierra conservation experience. To help you get to know Amy better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell us about your roots. I was born and raised in California’s Central Valley. I grew up on a big piece of …continue reading

2022-11-07T12:31:24-08:00September 29th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

Thank You to Our Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member, Claire!

After an amazing year, we are sad to say that our AmeriCorps Member/Education Coordinator, Claire, has reached the end of her one-year service term. Claire came to us through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) and did an outstanding job leading our Community Connections, Sunflower Kids, and Eastside Pollinator Garden programs among other roles. Claire organized many of our most popular events, taught numerous outdoor education classes, and strengthened our community's …continue reading

2022-09-29T10:29:46-07:00September 29th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, SNAP|

Kay Ogden Appointed to California’s 30×30 Partnership Coordinating...

ESLT's Executive Director/CEO, Kay Ogden Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Executive Director/CEO Kay Ogden has been appointed to serve on the California Natural Resources Agency’s 30x30 Partnership Coordinating Committee (PCC). The Committee, comprised of 18 environmental leaders from around the state, is tasked with fostering inclusive public communication and statewide coordination to advance California’s 30x30 Initiative – a commitment to conserve thirty percent of the state’s lands and coastal waters …continue reading

2022-09-28T08:10:29-07:00September 28th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

2022 Great Sierra River Cleanup

On Saturday, ESLT hosted a local contribution to the Great Sierra River Cleanup. Fourteen community members gathered at the Artesian Wells near the Owens River and spent the morning cleaning litter in the river corridor. The dedicated team cleaned cigarette butts, beverage containers, clothing, and food packaging. Thank you to everyone who joined! ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Claire, did a wonderful job of coordinating the cleanup. We are sad …continue reading

2022-09-20T12:37:20-07:00September 20th, 2022|Blog, SNAP, Success Stories, Volunteer, What's New|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Now in its 21st year protecting critical wildlife habitat, natural and working lands, and scenic open spaces, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded ESLT this renewed accreditation, the organization’s second renewal since initially earning accreditation in 2011, demonstrating its confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will …continue reading

2022-09-14T11:05:11-07:00September 13th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|
Hunewill Ranch

Our Role as a Land Trust

In honor of National Nonprofit Day we are sharing this excerpt from our Spring/Summer SierraScapes Newsletter. Together with our supporters and volunteers, we are working to ensure a bright future of conservation in the Eastern Sierra. Protecting spectacular natural and working lands like Ullman Ranch, Centennial Point Ranch, and Black Lake Preserve from development is the mission of Eastern Sierra Land Trust. As a public benefit nonprofit, we work with willing …continue reading

2022-08-17T13:37:29-07:00August 17th, 2022|Blog|

Lands & Legacy 2022 Matching Gift

We are excited to announce a very generous matching gift of $21,000 from an anonymous ESLT supporter to honor 21,000 acres of land protected in 21 years! This outstanding gift will match donations made for our August 25th Paddle Raise up to $21,000 - your donation will double while saving more land in the Eastern Sierra. The permanent protection of 21,000 acres of Eastern Sierra land is a remarkable feat - …continue reading

2022-08-16T16:50:10-07:00August 16th, 2022|Blog, Celebrations, Lands & Legacy|
Eastern Sierra Land Trust