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ESLT Welcomes New Deputy Director

We are happy to report that David Woodruff recently joined ESLT in June as our new Deputy Director!  He is a great addition to the ESLT team. His work experience is from the for-profit world, having a background working in the hospitality industry at a variety of different positions including departmental management, sales, marketing and finance. His first visit to the Eastern Sierra was on a return trip home to Southern California [...]

2017-03-03T11:05:50-08:00June 30th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Add the Inyo County Star Tulip to Your Weekend

After an evening of art, music, and good food, what better way to spend a Sunday morning than touring Benton Hot Springs Ranch in search of the rare Inyo County Star Tulip? On Sunday, June 26th, at 9:00 am, we will be holding the Benton Lily Tour, open to our guests from the Western Roundup Dinner at Mammoth Mountain. Another great reason to attend this Extravaganza! For more information about the Artists' [...]

2017-03-03T15:48:00-08:00June 16th, 2011|Blog|

Live Western Music and Cowboy Poetry

On June 25th, ESLT has a lot going on! This year we are combining two of our most popular events: The Art for Conservation Show and our Mammoth Extravaganza. First, we will host an exclusive Opening Reception for our annual Art for Conservation Show at the Minaret Village Shopping Center. Following the reception, Mammoth Mountain will again sponsor ESLT’s annual Extravaganza dinner, this year with a Western twist. To learn more about [...]

2017-03-03T11:03:11-08:00June 13th, 2011|Blog|

Sharing the Natural Wonder of Benton Hot Springs Ranch

written by Piper Wright, ESLT high school intern Educating both children and adults about the value of land conservation is an important part of ESLT’s mission. The various conservation lands that ESLT has can be an excellent educational tool: getting young children out on the land can spark their interest in wildlife and the natural world around them. Our project began in early February with an idea to partner with the Eastern [...]

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00June 6th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Bishop Third Graders Get Their Hands Dirty

The third grade students at Bishop Elementary School have been hard at work in ESLT’s garden this spring, planting and measuring sunflowers, catching worms and rolly pollys, smelling sage and oregano, and learning some of our native flowers. Our project began in late April, when I visited the students in their classrooms and helped them plant  seeds and learn about parts of a sunflower, germination, and the life cycle of [...]

2017-03-03T11:05:11-08:00May 20th, 2011|Blog|

Spring is here in the ESLT Garden!

Toiling away in the office, I find it a great pleasure to sneak a peak at our awakening garden out the front window.  We have poppies and prince’s plume and tidy tips flowering, with feasting bees and gold finches enjoying it all, too.  A garden is a powerful thing – getting our hands dirty and producing food is inspiring and humbling (darn squash bugs!) while creating a bountiful space for beneficial insects [...]

2017-03-03T11:03:12-08:00April 22nd, 2011|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

ESLT Goes to Lone Pine High School

  What do thirteen sophomore biology students at Lone Pine High School think about Owens Lake? Karen and I got to find out last Tuesday when we made the trip down there and taught them a little bit about Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the story of Owens Lake.     Translating the concepts behind conservation easements, land stewardship, and the Owens Lake Planning Committee into something that would engage [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:28-08:00March 10th, 2011|Blog|

ESLT Welcomes 2011 AmeriCorps member

Hello! My name is Hillary Behr and I am the new AmeriCorps member for 2011. I am taking over the wonderful work that Sarah Spano did last year and am the fifth AmeriCorps member at ESLT. I am originally from New Hampshire and drove out to Bishop in December to start my AmeriCorps training. I am very happy to be back in the Eastern Sierra, a place that I got [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:28-08:00January 26th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|