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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+00:00May 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+00:00May 16th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

A Perfect Day to Celebrate Spring

Right from the party's start, laughter filled the backyard. The sun peeked out from behind the clouds - as though curious about what all the celebration was for. Aromas of fresh-baked pizza drew guests towards the wood-fired oven, and acoustic music emanated through the crowd and over the fence. Younger guests delighted at the chance to pick out their very own seeds and plant them in small containers that they took with them. Adults had ...continue reading

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

What’s Next At Conway Ranch?

Spectacular views. Seeping springs. Homes for iconic wildlife such as mule deer, bobcat, and the Bi-State sage-grouse. This is Conway Ranch – and thanks to you and community leadership, this special place was voluntarily conserved in 2014, providing a lasting connection to our region’s history and economic identity. Now discussions are taking place to determine how Conway Ranch will be managed into the future, and your voice can make a difference. A Strong ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00April 24th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Spring is Here – Let’s Celebrate!

Spring is finally here, and the Eastern Sierra is budding to life. Are your ready to get your garden growing? At GardenFest on May 6th, join us as we celebrate spring, learn about gardening, enjoy live music, lunch, and more. To celebrate this season of growth, all of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust invite you to join us as we ring in the spring at our annual GardenFest! GardenFest Celebration Saturday, ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00April 10th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Volunteer Alert: Join Hands to Restore the Corridor

Spring is well on its way here in the Eastern Sierra – and that means the start of our field season! Eastern Sierra Land Trust staff and partners are looking forward to taking our work outside, teaming up with volunteers, and helping restore important habitat for local wildlife. Last year, volunteers Randy (left) and Bob (right) helped protect native plant seedlings growing in the Round Fire burn area by covering them ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00March 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Planting the Seeds of Conservation

Spring is headed for our garden... And the Bishop Elementary 3rd Grade kids are too! Eastern Sierra Land Trust is looking forward to welcoming young girls and boys to our outdoor classroom this spring. As participants in our annual Sunflower Garden Project, local 3rd graders will be joining us in the Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden at our office in Bishop. Each class will visit the garden several times this spring to learn more about plants, pollinators, ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:34+00:00March 20th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Rufous Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: Your Questions Answered!

The information in this post was taken from an article that was originally written by Eastern Sierra Land Trust members Tom and Jo Heindel for Eastern Sierra Audubon's Sierra Wave Newsletter. To read the original article, Click Here >> Hummingbirds are found throughout the Western Hemisphere - and regardless of culture, country, or language, people everywhere are fascinated by these amazing birds. Are you curious about local hummingbirds? Want to learn more ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:35+00:00March 6th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree

Bristlecone Grove: Stand the Test of Time

Have you visited the ancient Bristlecone pine groves? Found far up in the White Mountains overlooking the Owens Valley, they’re a breathtaking sight. As some of the oldest living life forms in the world (one has been dated at over 5,000 years), these trees have endured countless blizzards and droughts over the centuries. They're a living symbol of the Eastern Sierra's legacy, and their roots run deep. Bristlecone pines stand the test of ...continue reading

2018-03-03T20:26:11+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

The Key to a Blooming Garden: Pollinators!

Pssst - do you know the secret to a blooming backyard? Sun and soil are important, but it's bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that bring your garden to life year after year. With one-third of our food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from your backyard to your dinner plate. Yet bees and butterflies are disappearing. Impacted by disease, pesticides, and ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:07:32+00:00February 13th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens|