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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

2019-02-26T19:51:35-07:00August 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

2018-03-05T08:51:33-07:00August 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

2018-03-05T08:51:33-07:00August 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

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00July 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

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00June 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

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00June 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

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00June 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

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00June 8th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Looking Back: Conservation Success at Benton Hot Springs...

With its wildlife, water resources, ranching legacy, and historic significance, Benton Hot Springs Ranch is a diamond in the rough. Thanks to supporters like you, it’s now protected forever. Bill Bramlette’s family has worked the land at Benton Hot Springs Ranch for nearly a century. As the property’s third-generation rancher, Bill is committed to making sure that tradition continues. “The number one thing for me is that, even when I’m gone, this ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00May 18th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Pollinator Gardens Are Blooming – Come See!

Have you heard the buzz? All across the Eastern Sierra, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are busy at their work - and what an important job they fill! Pollinators like these keep local gardens, farms, and wildflowers flourishing, year after year. Knowing how critical these pollinators are to a healthy environment, many gardeners are doing what they can to help butterflies and bees thrive. They're participating in our Eastside Pollinator Garden Project - and over ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34-07:00May 16th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|