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Finding My Place: Looking Back on my Service...

This post was written by Indigo Johnson, Eastern Sierra Land Trust's 2016/2017 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member. Indigo has served with ESLT for the past 11 months, spending that time working with local gardeners, kids, and volunteers to promote conservation and stewardship, and to connect families with nature. Her AmeriCorps term ends this week, and all of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are deeply thankful for her ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00September 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Spotlight on Cecily Foote: Illustrator for our Sunflower...

Nature is full of magic. And in Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s annual Sunflower Garden Project, young boys and girls get the chance to learn how it works. During the Sunflower Garden Project each spring, Bishop Elementary School third-graders visit the ESLT garden multiple times - where they play games and do hands-on activities that teach about blooms, pollinators, the growth cycle of plants, and more. It’s a fun opportunity for these kids ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00September 1st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Celebrating Your Legacy and the Lands You Conserve...

"It's about the land." That's something my grandfather said years ago. I recall him telling me how painful it was to watch his beloved ranch get turned from open and working land into houses in the outskirts of a growing community. “It’s about the land,” he said. Our love of land is what brings us together. From the towering Sierra peaks to the winding Owens River, the Eastern Sierra captivates us all. And ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00August 30th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Let’s Team Up to Clean Up

Throughout the Eastern Sierra, trash pollutes our rivers and streams, creating hazards for birds, fish, and other wildlife. On Saturday, September 16, we're teaming up with other local organizations to make a difference - and we need volunteers like you to lend a hand. We will be partnering with the Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office, Friends of the Inyo, the Sierra Club, and people like you to help keep the Owens ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00August 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Fun & Exploration in the Great Outdoors

What a day: filled with laughter, learning, and fun in the sun! At our first-ever Crayons & Paint last Saturday, local kids and their families joined us on the land at Karen's Preserve to explore and learn about the world around us. They had a great time getting creative in nature - learning how to identify animal tracks, noticing details in their surroundings that tell us clues about local wildlife, and letting ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Help ESLT Find Our Next AmeriCorps Member!

Do you know someone who loves the Sierra, and who might want to help protect its wonders while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Eastern Sierra Land Trust is on the lookout for our next Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Member - and you can help us fill this important role by forwarding this post to someone you think might be great for the job! ESLT is seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader to ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00July 18th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Looking Back: Protecting Karen’s Preserve Forever

For mule deer and mountain lions, songbirds and eagles, and people of all ages seeking adventure and a spectacular view, Karen's Preserve offers a true refuge. It is protected for generations to come - and you can visit today. From atop a knobby ridge west of the community of Crowley Lake, you can see for miles and miles. It’s a quick walk out to a grassy meadow - a nice place for ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00June 29th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Calling All Kids – Let’s Get Creative at...

School's out and summer is officially here! Are you and your kids looking to escape the heat and explore the Eastern Sierra? If so, we hope you'll join us on July 29 for our first-ever Crayons & Paint: a free family day of games, learning, and exploration out on the land you've helped protect forever. Crayons & Paint Saturday, July 29 9am - 3pm Karen's Preserve (near Crowley Lake) Crayons & Paint ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00June 26th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Helping Conservation Grow – One Sunflower and Third-Grader...

This post was written by Indigo Johnson, ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member. For more about Indigo, Click Here >> Just a few days ago, I was reading a third-grader’s Sunflower Project journal – and all of a sudden, I caught myself grinning from ear to ear. The student’s task had been to illustrate a story about plants and pollination. I expected to see colorful and imaginative pages from her and her ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00June 15th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bringing Their Home Back To Life

Thanks to your support, volunteers have been hard at work this spring – improving important habitat for mule deer and other wildlife in the Round Fire burn area. Many centuries before there were houses and fences, roads and cars, mule deer made the Eastern Sierra their home. Like many of us, the deer choose to spend their summers in the High Sierra. That’s where they give birth and find the food and ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00June 8th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|