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Discover Springtime’s Peace

Desert peaches, or prunus andersonii, are in bloom this April in the Eastern Sierra foothills. © ESLT Across California and beyond, the birds are singing and flowers are blooming. As we all continue to #StayHome, we can find grounding and gratitude in the signs of the changing seasons. Are you and your little ones noticing them in the nature near your home? Studies show that nature’s healing power is real, [...]

2020-04-22T12:36:27-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: Pete

Pete Pumphrey leads a birding tour of our Black Lake Preserve at one of ESLT's Migratory Bird Day events, alongside his wife Roberta Lagomarsini, and Santiago Escruceria. Pete and Santiago were co-presidents of Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, of which Roberta is also a member. This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Pete Pumphrey. Pete has been deeply involved in ESLT's work for many years. He's been a member of [...]

2020-04-22T15:37:50-07:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

A Diverse Coalition Unifies Around Sage-Grouse Conservation

  Our conservation community has something to celebrate! That's because on March 30th this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) announced it is withdrawing a 2013 proposed rule to list the Bi-State sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. USFWS made this decision after an "extended and comprehensive analysis of the best available science." They concluded that local conservation actions have and will continue to successfully reduce threats to [...]

2020-04-07T15:44:46-07:00April 7th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Still Protecting Your Eastern Sierra

Owens River beneath Mt. Tom, photo by Johnny Eastern Sierra Land Trust COVID-19 Notice Dear ESLT family and friends, We are grateful to be a part of a supportive, generous, and compassionate community. As our team continuously monitors updates about the spread of COVID-19 (new coronavirus) from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the California Governor’s office, and national and local health authorities, we would like to [...]

2020-03-25T13:59:40-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, What's New|

Local Business, on Land You Protected

Sinnamon Meadows, photo by Garrett Rottner Meet Barbwire Beef, a Bishop-based company owned by Barb Bartlett, and one of the local businesses that’s made possible through your support of ESLT. That’s because Barb sources her beef from one of ESLT’s protected places, Sinnamon Meadows, a beautiful property near Bridgeport Valley with long stretches of creek, mountain meadows, aspen groves, and coniferous forest. Its open fields provide important homes for some [...]

2020-03-20T10:24:03-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Sage Grouse, Icon of the West

In his first presentation in the state of California last month, Noppadol Paothong blew the audience away with his stunning photography of greater sage-grouse. But the positive impact of Noppadol’s work reaches beyond the sheer beauty of his photographs. As he documents just how compelling the sage-grouse is, he is also spreading the word about why this species is so important. Why are they important? For one, Noppadol explains, [...]

2020-03-20T10:03:10-07:00March 18th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Kids Discover Their “Magic Spots” in Nature at Taking Root

Kids explore the Bishop Paiute Tribe's Conservation Open Space Area (COSA) with the Taking Root Program. Photo by Paul Williams. By Marie Ring. I’m constantly impressed with the youth in the Bishop area. Whenever I’m out teaching a lesson, I often feel like I learn just as much from the students as they’re hopefully learning from me. They’re caring, kind and inquisitive, and most importantly, they’re budding conservationists. On a [...]

2020-02-26T17:33:25-08:00February 26th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, SNAP|

Volunteer Spotlight: Marty

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 [...]

2020-02-26T17:35:04-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer

© 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 [...]

2020-02-26T17:27:32-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

Apply Today! Become an AmeriCorps Member with ESLT

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 [...]

2020-02-13T19:21:55-08:00February 13th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|