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11 Months Later, Hooked by the Eastside

Marie Ring has energized our Community Connections Program as this year's AmeriCorps Member and Education Coordinator at ESLT. Her last day of her 2018-2019 service term was this weekend's Great Sierra River Cleanup. BUT, she'll be staying on with us for another year of service! We're lucky to have her. Photo by Kristen Stipanov, ESLT. Almost one year ago, I was packing my 2003 Volvo for the 3,000-mile cross-country trip ...continue reading

2019-09-23T16:39:41-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Treasures: Finds from the Field

You should probably not work for a land trust monitoring easements, because you won’t have any fun and will never see anything worthwhile. You shouldn’t visit the Eastern Sierra either. It’s definitely not beautiful, and there’s nothing there to do. We found this toy camel off of a closed logging road near the Hoover Wilderness. I was monitoring an agricultural easement that had a historic boneyard this summer, and I ...continue reading

2019-09-23T16:38:53-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Growing, Growing, Gardens!

Certified Pollinator Gardens are beginning to blanket the Eastside! By helping local pollinators like butterflies and bees, they help our neighborhoods and our entire region thrive. Do you know the secret to a blooming backyard, and to a thriving Eastside ecosystem? Sun and soil are important, but it’s the butterflies, bees, bats, and hummingbirds that bring your garden and our world to life year after year. Our Eastside Pollinator Garden ...continue reading

2019-09-19T13:59:50-07:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Biking with Butterflies

By Sara Dykman. This post was originally published in Orion Magazine, in their summer 2019 print issue. We are sharing it here with permission. WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW, as I crawled through that ditch alongside a lonely Texas highway, was that a cop was racing to my rescue. What I did know was that I was alive and well. More than alive, more than well. Among lupines drenching the ground purple, scorpions dancing ...continue reading

2019-08-15T14:09:07-07:00August 13th, 2019|Press Releases|

We’re Helping Bi-State Sage-Grouse. Join Us!

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Would you like to be a part of our conservation success stories? At the bottom of this article, you can read about an opportunity to volunteer with us next month as we care for Bi-State sage-grouse habitat. Bi-State sage-grouse on the border of California and Nevada are a genetically distinct population of sage-grouse, and are a loved species here in the Eastern Sierra. But due ...continue reading

2019-09-19T14:02:22-07:00August 13th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Kids, Get Out Your Crayons and Paint!

At our Crayons & Paint event on August 10th, kids and their families are invited to play games, get creative and explore nature at Karen’s Preserve. With school out and summer almost halfway through, families everywhere are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged and active – and we're offering a great opportunity to do just that! On August 10th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., families with children ...continue reading

2019-07-23T15:48:47-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer|

Small but Mighty: Our New Little Free Library!

Come visit! Our new Little Free Library outside our office is currently full of books for kids and adults. Everyone is welcome to take a book or share a book, anytime! At our quiet corner of North Fowler Street and Church Street in Bishop, there’s a small but mighty new institution – a Little Free Library! Thanks to your support, we've been able to install this free community resource outside ...continue reading

2019-07-23T15:16:43-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Pronghorn: Superstar of the American West

Twin Pronghorn Fawns, by Tom Koerner, USFWS You’re driving east from Bridgeport through the winding Aurora Canyon Road, through high desert gullies and over hills with vast scenic vistas. You’re nearing Bodie State Park and suddenly, the muted green hillsides tingle with small movements. You slow to a halt on the side of the road and reach for your binoculars in the back seat. As you dial in the focus, ...continue reading

2019-07-23T14:40:08-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side|

Welcome Andrew Ehlert, our new Land Stewardship Associate!

Everyone is excited to welcome Andrew Ehlert to our team as he fills a new position at Eastern Sierra Land Trust - Land Stewardship Associate! As we successfully protect more and more critical land, our stewardship team also grows. Andrew will work alongside Land Stewardship Manager Sara Kokkelenberg to check in on and care for our properties. I recently sat down with Andrew to ask some standard get-to-know-you questions, for which he ...continue reading

2019-07-24T11:10:17-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|

Action Alert! Help Us Support S. 170 /...

Action Alert! Eastern Sierra Land Trust is a Nationally Accredited land trust, which means we always hold ourselves to the highest standards of excellence. You can trust us to do the right things, and you can always trust us to take action when our protection tools are under threat. And that’s what is happening right now. The conservation easement tax incentive – one of the most important tools for private land conservation ...continue reading

2019-07-02T11:56:21-07:00July 1st, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|