When Marty Hornick isn't volunteering with ESLT, perhaps you can find him backcountry skiing! He took this photo near Tioga Pass. This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Marty Hornick. Why do you volunteer with ESLT? Because I love their mission. They partner with local landowners and agencies to preserve Eastern Sierra lands and the special attributes of those lands, forever and for all of us. And they ensure ...continue reading
© Bill Dunlap It's the time of year when many animals that call the Eastern Sierra their home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in the winter, most migrate to warmer areas often at lower elevations. The local Round Valley mule deer herd is no exception. Twice each year, the Round Valley mule deer herd embarks on a particularly risky migration journey. These deer ...continue reading
Marie Ring, a current ESLT AmeriCorps member, removes invasive Tule, improving wildlife habitat at one of ESLT’s properties, Benton Hot Springs Ranch. © ESLT Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Are you looking for a way to give back to our land and community? Apply today to become our next AmeriCorps Member! Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader ...continue reading
In 2014, the Sierra Nevada red fox made its first reappearance in Yosemite National Park for nearly 100 years. In December 2014, a wildlife camera in Yosemite National Park captured this beautiful winter photo. And that fox trotting through the scene was more than just a fun find. It was proof of the first confirmed Sierra Nevada red fox in the park in nearly 100 years. These foxes are special ...continue reading
Janet Barth, or JB, brought her own tiny broom and pan to our Great Sierra River Cleanup. It was very effective at clearing glass from the ground. Go JB! Photo © Kristen Stipanov, ESLT This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Janet Barth, or "JB." Why do you volunteer with ESLT? I moved to Benton three years ago from Napa, California, where I volunteered with the Napa County ...continue reading
by Bob Gardner, President of ESLT's Board of Directors This photo is of my twin sister and I in front of our home on North Fowler Street in Bishop. Our home is gone now but was right next to the current ESLT Office building, which you can see in the photo. I spent most of my childhood in Bishop. It was a perfect place to grow up, with creeks within walking distance, ...continue reading
Bodie Hills, © Bob Wick There's great news today in the Eastern Sierra - the beautiful Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills are protected forever! Thank you to The Wilderness Land Trust for working hard to protect this important habitat for wildlife like Bi-State sage-grouse, pronghorn, and black bear. The following notes about the project were written by our friends at The Wilderness Land Trust. We're looking forward to continuing ...continue reading
This video is by Mammoth Mountain. Whether you're an Eastside local or a frequent visitor, you're probably ooh-ing and aah-ing at this December's snow reports. Enjoy this great video of the science behind Mammoth Mountain's snow! Thank you to Mammoth Mountain for their generous support of ESLT and Eastern Sierra conservation.
The Hunewill family is one of many in the Eastern Sierra who have been ranching for multiple generations. Families like these keep our region wide open so mule deer, pronghorn, and sage-grouse thrive. Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography. by Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director I just couldn't believe the majestic and crazy landscape that was unfolding before me as I rode my bike from Los Angeles to Mono ...continue reading
https://vimeo.com/351628119 This video is by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Private landowners are responsible for the use and management of more than two-thirds of our nation's land, including some of the most important fish and wildlife habitats in the United States. Across the West, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is working with ranchers, federal and state partners, and other non-profit organizations to support conservation on working lands.