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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

2017-03-03T10:53:47-08:00November 21st, 2016|Blog|

Introducing Indigo Johnson, ESLT’s new Education Coordinator &...

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome Indigo Johnson to the team as our 2016/2017 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member! Indigo comes to us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) - a selective program that places 28 young leaders into conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members like Indigo have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on watershed restoration and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:32-08:00November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Spotted on the Eastside

Have you seen any monarchs in the Eastern Sierra lately? Fall is the best time of year to spot these rare and beautiful butterflies—so keep your eyes peeled before winter sets in! Monarchs are much more than a pretty sight in your garden. Along with bees, birds, and other pollinators, butterflies like the monarch are essential to a healthy environment. From wildflowers to working farms, monarchs and other pollinators keep the Eastern Sierra blooming, year after ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:18-08:00October 19th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Getting My Feet Wet: Looking Back on my...

Working on the Benton Ponds restoration project with Steve Parmenter My introduction to Eastern Sierra Land Trust says it all. Less than a week on the job, and there I was: slipping my size 7 feet into size 12 waders, and plunging into icy pond water with California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parmenter and ESLT Board Member Tim Bartley. All sorts of metaphors come to mind: big shoes to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50-08:00September 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Volunteer to Support our Eastern Sierra Public Lands

Do you like to hike, bike, climb, fish, or simply sit back and admire the wide-open Eastern Sierra views? Well then now is the time to give back to the public lands you love. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is partnering with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and numerous other local agencies and conservation groups to hold a community-wide volunteer event and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50-08:00September 19th, 2016|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Community Volunteer Day and BBQ to Support Local...

Now is the time to give back to the lands you love. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is partnering with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and numerous other local agencies and conservation groups to hold a community-wide volunteer event and barbecue on Saturday, October 1... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:26-08:00September 19th, 2016|Celebrations, Press Releases, Volunteer|

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|

Volunteers Needed for River Cleanup

Volunteers Needed for Great Sierra River Cleanup on the Owens River Are you tired of trash on our waterways, and want to make a difference? On Saturday, September 10th from 9-11 am, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be leading the charge to clean up the Wild Trout section of the Owens River. . . Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:26-08:00August 29th, 2016|Press Releases, Volunteer|

Calling All Volunteers: Help Keep our Eastern Sierra...

Tired of trash on our waterways? Want to make a difference? Then we need your help: volunteer for the 8th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup from 9-11 am on Saturday, Sep. 10th! To sign up, please contact ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member Catherine Tao at or (760) 873-4554 today. Did you know that over 60% of California’s water supply comes from the Sierra Nevada? Watersheds throughout our region provide an integral component of our daily ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:18-08:00August 26th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|