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Volunteer Alert: Join Hands to Restore the Corridor

Spring is well on its way here in the Eastern Sierra – and that means the start of our field season! Eastern Sierra Land Trust staff and partners are looking forward to taking our work outside, teaming up with volunteers, and helping restore important habitat for local wildlife. Last year, volunteers Randy (left) and Bob (right) helped protect native plant seedlings growing in the Round Fire burn area by covering them ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00March 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Planting the Seeds of Conservation

Spring is headed for our garden... And the Bishop Elementary 3rd Grade kids are too! Eastern Sierra Land Trust is looking forward to welcoming young girls and boys to our outdoor classroom this spring. As participants in our annual Sunflower Garden Project, local 3rd graders will be joining us in the Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden at our office in Bishop. Each class will visit the garden several times this spring to learn more about plants, pollinators, ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00March 20th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Rufous Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: Your Questions Answered!

The information in this post was taken from an article that was originally written by Eastern Sierra Land Trust members Tom and Jo Heindel for Eastern Sierra Audubon's Sierra Wave Newsletter. To read the original article, Click Here >> Hummingbirds are found throughout the Western Hemisphere - and regardless of culture, country, or language, people everywhere are fascinated by these amazing birds. Are you curious about local hummingbirds? Want to learn more ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:35+00:00March 6th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree

Bristlecone Grove: Stand the Test of Time

Have you visited the ancient Bristlecone pine groves? Found far up in the White Mountains overlooking the Owens Valley, they’re a breathtaking sight. As some of the oldest living life forms in the world (one has been dated at over 5,000 years), these trees have endured countless blizzards and droughts over the centuries. They're a living symbol of the Eastern Sierra's legacy, and their roots run deep. Bristlecone pines stand the test of ...continue reading

2018-03-03T20:26:11+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

The Key to a Blooming Garden: Pollinators!

Pssst - do you know the secret to a blooming backyard? Sun and soil are important, but it's bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that bring your garden to life year after year. With one-third of our food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from your backyard to your dinner plate. Yet bees and butterflies are disappearing. Impacted by disease, pesticides, and ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:07:32+00:00February 13th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality...

Great news for Eastern Sierra conservation - and we're thrilled to share it with you first! In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region. Sage-grouse thrive in wide-open areas with abundant sagebrush, native grasses, ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:08:17+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

$8 Million Fund Created

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality and Conserve Greater Sage-Grouse in the Eastern Sierra In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:26+00:00January 20th, 2017|Press Releases|

A Holiday Gift Idea For You: Buy Local...

Love Eastern Sierra photography? Want to support local families and businesses with your holiday shopping? Looking for a gift that gives back? If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, we have a holiday gift idea for you. The Project Room at Independent Project Press in Bishop is now exhibiting the "Alternative Process Photography" prints of local artist and ESLT member, Joe Profita - and 30% of all sale proceeds will benefit Eastern Sierra Land ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:53+00:00December 12th, 2016|Blog|

What a Great Start: Giving Tuesday Brings In...

Wow! What a wonderful way to kick off the season of giving. Thanks to you and growing community support, conservation in the Eastern Sierra just got a BIG boost. Last week on Giving Tuesday (11/29), you helped raise over $21,000 in just one day to help safeguard the land, wildlife, water, and rural traditions we all treasure. That's a remarkable accomplishment, and we're deeply grateful for all that you do to protect this extraordinary place. By being ...continue reading

2016-12-08T11:03:38+00:00December 8th, 2016|Blog|

On Nov. 29: Triple Your Gift!

On Tuesday, November 29, we have just 24 hours to turn an ordinary weekday into something remarkable: a day to celebrate and strengthen local conservation, right here in the Eastern Sierra. And you can make that possible. Each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we celebrate Giving Tuesday: the National Day of Charitable Giving. And this year, your Giving Tuesday donation on Nov. 29 will have THREE TIMES the power. That's because the Eastern Sierra Land ...continue reading

2017-03-03T10:53:47+00:00November 21st, 2016|Blog|