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Heather Freeman: Back on the ESLT Team!

It's not often that an organization gets the chance to welcome someone back to the team - which makes it all the more exciting to announce to you this great news: Heather Freeman has returned to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust staff as our new Philanthropy Manager! Heather in the Tungsten Hills with her two dogs. Those of you who have been with us for many years will likely remember Heather from her original ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:07:43-08:00August 25th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Now in our 15th year protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has some exciting news to share: we have achieved renewed accreditation! This is a mark of great distinction in land conservation nationwide. Awarded by The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, our re-accreditation demonstrates the Commission's confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will continue to be protected forever. Our Black Lake Preserve, Photo © ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:44-08:00August 24th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Now in its 15th year protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra region, Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00August 24th, 2016|Press Releases|

The Stories of Manzanar

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes. They were detained in remote, military-style camps – one of which was right here in the Eastern Sierra: the Manzanar War Relocation Center, where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. The Manzanar National Historic Site is a stirring reminder of the impact that war, fear, and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:18-08:00July 19th, 2016|Blog|

The Stories of Manzanar

Manzanar is a part of our nation’s past that many have tried to sweep under the rug. And yet there are countless stories baked into the dirt beneath the tall white monument that now stands at the Manzanar National Historic Site: stories of the Native Americans who lived there first; stories of the orchards and ranches that once filled the valley; stories of the Japanese Americans who were forced from their homes ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00July 19th, 2016|Press Releases|

Celebrate Conservation: Annual Celebration Weekend

Celebrate Conservation: ESLT to Host Their 8th Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration Weekend Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust this summer as they celebrate the Eastern Sierra’s Lands & Legacy! In recognition of their 15 years of conservation success, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites the community to join in the festivities at their 8th annual Lands & Legacy celebration weekend and fundraiser, taking place July 29th – 31st... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00July 11th, 2016|Press Releases|

Save the Sierra: Apply to be ESLT’s next...

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member working in Bishop, CA with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! Past ESLT AmeriCorps Members Alison Amberg (left) and Sara Kokkelenberg (right) made great progress on a restoration project to reintroduce the Owens Speckled Dace into the Benton Ponds. ESLT’s ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:15-08:00June 29th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Learning as we Grow

On many mornings in April, May, and June, the excited voices of Bishop Elementary School third graders could be heard around the block as they rounded the corner, en route to Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden. A Bishop Elementary School third-grader waters her sunflower seed. When they reached their destination, they'd rush over to a strip of dirt they've been tending all spring. Each kid would excitedly scan the row of popsicle sticks ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00June 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|