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Victoria, ESLT AmeriCorps member, monitoring an easement property. Here at ESLT a key part of our Stewardship Program, annual easement monitoring, is in full swing as we engage in visits to each of the properties where we hold conservation easements. When we accept a new easement, we also take on the responsibility to monitor that property annually in perpetuity, a commitment that is taken seriously by our organization and other Accredited Land Trusts. It …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00July 10th, 2012|Blog|

Sharing Art, for Conservation

From left: Victoria Ortiz, Nolan Nitschke, Stephen Ingram, John Dittli, Karen Ferrell Ingram, Rick Kattelmann, Robb Hirsch, and Andy Selters. Photo courtesy of Jen May. Last week ESLT brought the Sierra Wave, Mono Lake and other Eastern Sierra treasures to our downstream neighbors in LA. Our 2012 Art for Conservation show at the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA opened on June 26th, featuring images of our region from 8 talented …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-08:00July 9th, 2012|Blog|

Who is Our Tallest ESLT Member?

This San Diego native stands 6 feet, 11 inches tall and is a three-time recipient of the NCAA Basketball Player of the Year Award. His resume includes achieving childhood dreams like being part of the UCLA Bruins two consecutive undefeated NCAA basketball titles in 1972 and 1973, and being selected as the MVP of the 1977 NBA Finals. Off the court he continues to receive leadership and humanitarian awards and honorable recognition …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:05-08:00June 25th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Conservation Values

Did you know that lands preserved by ESLT in partnership with private landowners have included what was once the highest elevation production orchard in the Country, the first farm established in Hammil Valley (also a railroad stop), and a portion of one of the earliest ranches in Big Meadows, which we now know as Bridgeport? Apple orchard in Swall Meadows Working in land conservation we spend a lot of time …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00June 20th, 2012|Blog|

New Addition to our Lands and Legacy Weekend!

Lands & Legacy Green Creek Tour July 21, 10-2pm Green Creek, Bridgeport For those attending the Lands & Legacy gala dinner at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, we invite you to come explore one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in Mono County! ESLT is offering a rare opportunity to tour one of our current conservation projects in the Green Creek area. Participants will learn about land conservation efforts …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:10-08:00June 14th, 2012|Blog|

Look to the Sky for Hope – Photographs...

ESLT would like to give a big thank you to Andy Seltersfor speaking about his photography over the years at today’s Brown Bag Lunch at the ESLT garden. Selters is a local photographer, climber, and jack of all trades extraordinaire who captures his vision as a photographer as well as he captures the physical landscape: “As an artist you connect with other peoples’ brains; If you want to rent space in their …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:54-08:00June 6th, 2012|Blog|

ESLT’s May Madness!

Spring is in the air and ESLT is getting ready to bloom! ESLT works to protect vital lands and preserve a healthy balance of uses — from ranching to biking, wildlife habitats to favorite fishing spots — that can be sustained forever, ensuring a strong local economy and healthy environment for generations to come. We have many free upcoming events so come on out and join us. Tuesday May 1st we will …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:06-08:00April 25th, 2012|Blog|

Reserve a Spot at the Audubon Wild at...

Which Plants are Best for Your Owens Valley Garden? Find out at the Wild at Home Gardening Workshop Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Eastern Sierra Audubon Society (ESAS), Inyo & Mono Master Gardeners and Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care are proud to present the 2nd annual Wild at Home Gardening Workshop. Join us at the ESLT office at 176 Home St. in Bishop from 1-4pm on Sunday April 22nd to learn how …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:11-08:00April 17th, 2012|Blog|

The 11 Layers of an Onion – An...

On Tue., March 27th my roommate Elsbeth and I rode our bikes to Rick Devore's 100% organic Apple Hill Farm. I was fulfilling an AmeriCorps requirement to volunteer at a farm to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day. Elsbeth is simply a great human being and wanted to help. We were greeted at the end of the driveway by a spry Belgian shepherd and an adorable golden retriever graying at the nose. …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:07:56-08:00March 29th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

A Special Treat – Time Lapse Photography

Local photographer, Stephen Ingram shares a brief video clip (three hours of photos taken every 10 seconds condensed down to 37 seconds) from Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Crowley Hilltop Preserve in Mono County, CA.  The view of the Crowley Lake, the Glass Mountains, and Long Valley features a weak storm system moving in from the south, on March 22, 2012. Thanks Stephen! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG9hU0O97J8]

2017-03-03T11:08:53-08:00March 23rd, 2012|Blog|