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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|

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|

Become an AmeriCorps Member with Eastern Sierra Land...

Teaching local kids about birds, bees, blooms, and the magic of nature is one of the important and fun jobs that ESLT’s AmeriCorps Member takes on each year. Eastern Sierra Land Trust has a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader. On Monday, July 1st, applications opened to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member with us! For more information and to apply before the July 30th ...continue reading

2019-07-02T11:56:47-07:00June 27th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Welcome Kristen Pfeiler, our new Membership Coordinator!

Tell me about your roots! Caring for and connecting with nature is the cultural thread on which my life is built. My younger sister and I grew up hunting and recreating in northeastern Nevada and Idaho with our friends, parents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and grandparents. My mom, a retired science teacher and my dad, a forester, taught me to be inquisitive, nurturing, and appreciative of the amazing world in which we ...continue reading

2019-07-02T14:40:46-07:00June 27th, 2019|Press Releases|

Welcome Carissa Gospodinoff, our new Administrative Manager!

What do you love most about living here? Other than the magnificent beauty, I really enjoy having endless options of places to explore. In the three weeks that I have lived here, not one day has been the same. It makes me value free time and enjoy every minute of life. I love seeing cows and horses on my way to work, and I love walking around during sunset - when the ...continue reading

2019-07-02T11:57:53-07:00June 27th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|

Come Explore our Oasis in the Desert

The Place: It’s summer, and we know you’re getting outside to play! Here at ESLT, summer is also stewardship season, and we’ve already been out caring for our special places. So this season, we would like to encourage everyone to visit one of ESLT’s remarkable destinations – Black Lake Preserve. Thanks to our incredible volunteer teams and supporters, we’ve been improving land conditions at the Preserve this year. We’ve worked together to ...continue reading

2019-07-02T11:07:05-07:00June 27th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Success Stories, Volunteer, What's New|