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Getting My Feet Wet: Looking Back on my...

Working on the Benton Ponds restoration project with Steve Parmenter My introduction to Eastern Sierra Land Trust says it all. Less than a week on the job, and there I was: slipping my size 7 feet into size 12 waders, and plunging into icy pond water with California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parmenter and ESLT Board Member Tim Bartley. All sorts of metaphors come to mind: big shoes to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50-08:00September 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

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

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00June 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Get your Pollinator Garden Growing this Spring!

This is post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao.  Pollinator Project participant Margy Marshall of Bishop, CA recently created this beautiful Certified Pollinator Garden in her yard. From wildflowers to working farms, much of our region’s natural treasures rely on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in order to live and thrive. But their numbers are in decline: impacted by pathogens, parasites, pesticides, and the loss of open spaces, ...continue reading

2017-03-07T16:49:04-08:00March 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

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

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00March 8th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Breaking Ice at Benton Hot Springs Ranch

This update on ESLT's ongoing restoration project at the Benton Ponds is written by our new Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more about Catherine, Click Here. Here, I'm ready to use a pipe wrench to break the ice and access the water. With hatchets, pipe wrenches, and buckets in hand, our 4-person work team followed the well-worn path leading up to the pond at Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Benton Hot Springs ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00January 22nd, 2016|Blog|