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Scavenger Hunts and Saddle Sores

The cowboys who have ridden these rugged lands since before they could walk would have laughed to see me (and to be honest, you probably would have, too). There I was, trotting along aboard a frisky mare, ironically named “Grandma,” carrying all my necessary equipment: backpack, cameras, measuring tape, GPS unit, iPad case, and more – all dangling and swinging as my mount made her way up the trail. Now I’m no ...continue reading

2017-03-03T10:48:37-08:00September 12th, 2016|Blog|

A Place to Play and Grow

Lately, upon arriving at the ESLT office each morning, I have been stopped in my tracks time and time again by the sight of our front yard. I just can't help but pause for a few moments to admire the work that has been accomplished, and check in on the clumps of baby plants perched on their sturdy mounds of dirt. Just six months ago, our front yard at 250 N. Fowler St. was a lush, grass-covered drought-contributor; today, ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00September 16th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

As Busy as a Bee: ESLT’s Pollinator Education...

As the Eastern Sierra warms each spring, ESLT staff and volunteers get to work inspiring local school kids with our annual Sunflower Garden Project. This project gives elementary students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and learn about life in their backyards. Third graders this year have learned about the life of plants: including the process of photosynthesis, the important role pollinators play, and the magic of germination. They’ve planted ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00June 12th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Volunteer with ESLT in 2015!

As the New Year unfolds, the team at Eastern Sierra Land Trust is already planning some fantastic events and work projects for the months ahead - and we will need your help! Volunteers are the backbone of ESLT's work, and our successes are largely due to your support. Please consider lending a hand in 2015 to help us with: In 2013 we planted 90 bitterbrush shrubs at our Swall Wildlife Preserve. ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:54-08:00January 23rd, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Returning Home

Arriving for the first time at Sherwin Summit and seeing Bishop’s tiny lights below in a sea of darkness, I remember thinking “What the heck have I gotten myself into now…” Bishop is a small, one-street two-bar kind of town where mules trot by your house, buildings use wood-burning stoves for heat and everyone goes to sleep at 10pm. Yes, this is the metropolis of the Eastside and I’ll be darned if ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:21-08:00December 18th, 2014|Blog, Volunteer|

Art for Conservation continues at the G2 Gallery

Exciting update! The Art for Conservation show at the G2 Gallery will continue through September 16, 2012. A limited number of images will be on display and for sale in the Front Gallery. Please note this is not the entire original exhibit. This summer, ESLT partnered with the G2 Gallery in Venice Beach, California, to host our 4th annual Art For Conservation Show and Sale. First opening on June 26, the show ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:03-08:00August 27th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases|

2011 ESLT Annual Report now online

Dear Friends, 2011 was a banner year for ESLT. Highlights included celebrating our 10th birthday, receiving accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Commission, and increasing the total number of conservation easements to fifteen. President of the Board, Tony Taylor, cuts the cake at ESLT's 10th birthday party. Yet these achievements didn’t happen overnight. They are instead the culmination of years of effort and diligent behind-the-scenes work on the part ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:23-08:00August 20th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Highlights from the ESLT Wildlife Camera

Thanks to a generous grant from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, ESLT purchased a motion activated wildlife camera and other photographic equipment this last spring. The motion triggered weather proof camera captures photographs day or night without disturbing wildlife. Throughout this past monitoring season, ESLT staff have enjoyed placing the camera on ESLT project lands with landowner permission, and downloading the photos in the office. It is a bit like opening a package ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00August 15th, 2012|Blog|

Flashbacks play at ESLT’s Lands & Legacy Gala...

Live music at our Gala Dinner, Saturday, July 21, the Flashbacks! Listen to their groovy old time rock & roll sound on their website at http://www.sierrasounds.net/FLASHBACK.php. Stop by our ESLT Lands & Legacy event page and pick up your tickets to the Gala Dinner today! http://bit.ly/zrn5B9

2017-03-03T11:03:05-08:00July 6th, 2012|Blog|

Eastern Sierra Past Present and Future: An Expert...

Coming to the Art for Conservation show at the G2 Gallery this weekend? Stop by on Sunday, July 1 at 3:30pm for a panel discussion with our very own Executive Director, Karen Ferrell-Ingram! Eastern Sierra Past Present and Future: An Expert Panel The Eastern Sierra is a historically significant and iconic region in California's diverse landscape. In conjunction with the exhibit, Art for Conservation, the G2 Gallery presents a panel of representatives ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:05-08:00June 27th, 2012|Blog|