2022 Great Sierra River Cleanup

On Saturday, ESLT hosted a local contribution to the Great Sierra River Cleanup. Fourteen community members gathered at the Artesian Wells near the Owens River and spent the morning cleaning litter in the river corridor. The dedicated team cleaned cigarette butts, beverage containers, clothing, and food packaging. Thank you to everyone who joined! ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Claire, did a wonderful job of coordinating the cleanup. We are sad …continue reading

2022-09-20T12:37:20-07:00September 20th, 2022|Blog, SNAP, Success Stories, Volunteer, What's New|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Now in its 21st year protecting critical wildlife habitat, natural and working lands, and scenic open spaces, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded ESLT this renewed accreditation, the organization’s second renewal since initially earning accreditation in 2011, demonstrating its confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will …continue reading

2022-09-14T11:05:11-07:00September 13th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|
Hunewill Ranch

Our Role as a Land Trust

In honor of National Nonprofit Day we are sharing this excerpt from our Spring/Summer SierraScapes Newsletter. Together with our supporters and volunteers, we are working to ensure a bright future of conservation in the Eastern Sierra. Protecting spectacular natural and working lands like Ullman Ranch, Centennial Point Ranch, and Black Lake Preserve from development is the mission of Eastern Sierra Land Trust. As a public benefit nonprofit, we work with willing …continue reading

2022-08-17T13:37:29-07:00August 17th, 2022|Blog|

Lands & Legacy 2022 Matching Gift

We are excited to announce a very generous matching gift of $21,000 from an anonymous ESLT supporter to honor 21,000 acres of land protected in 21 years! This outstanding gift will match donations made for our August 25th Paddle Raise up to $21,000 - your donation will double while saving more land in the Eastern Sierra. The permanent protection of 21,000 acres of Eastern Sierra land is a remarkable feat - …continue reading

2022-08-16T16:50:10-07:00August 16th, 2022|Blog, Celebrations, Lands & Legacy|

Bi-State Sage-Grouse Listing Decision Update

Photo: Bob Wick, BLM Bi-State sage-grouse on the border of California and Nevada are a genetically distinct population of sage-grouse, and are a beloved species here in the Eastern Sierra. These iconic ambassadors of the sagebrush ecosystem are considered an “umbrella species” because their populations tend to indicate the health of the overall sagebrush ecosystem. Because the Bi-State population is small and isolated, they have had a long history of …continue reading

2022-08-04T14:39:48-07:00August 4th, 2022|Blog|
Lone Pine Tribal Environmental Youth Camp

Lone Pine Tribal Environmental Youth Camp

Our Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Claire, taught a lesson about plants and pollinators last week at the Lone Pine Tribal Environmental Youth Camp. Claire led a group of 22 campers on a plant scavenger hunt, played a pollination relay race game, and ended with the Farmer Game, a variation on tag involving vegetables. The kids found some interesting plants and learned about insect galls during the scavenger hunt. During the pollinator …continue reading

2022-08-01T14:06:08-07:00August 1st, 2022|Blog, SNAP|
Amanda Serenyi, ESLT's Membership Coordinator

Welcome Amanda Serenyi, our new Membership Coordinator!

Welcome to Amanda Serenyi! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Amanda has joined us as our new Membership Coordinator.  Amanda comes to us with an impressive accounting background in the non-profit and land trust sphere. Amanda began working with us in June and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Amanda better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell us about …continue reading

2022-07-18T15:42:50-07:00July 18th, 2022|Blog, Featured, Membership, What's New|

Earth Day Youth Art Contest Winners/Showing

During April and May, kids from across the Eastern Sierra submitted art to ESLT’s Earth Day Youth Art Contest. The art and accompanying descriptions that we received were beautiful and moving. The submissions were also overwhelmingly hopeful.  The prompt had three choices that read: 1) If you were an animal or plant, what would you be? 2) How does nature make you feel? 3) What is your favorite place in nature? …continue reading

2022-09-06T13:49:41-07:00July 14th, 2022|Blog, SNAP|
Cover page to the 2022 Spring/Summer edition of SierraScapes.

Our Spring/Summer SierraScapes Newsletter Is Here!

Our Spring/Summer SierraScapes Newsletter has arrived! An online edition, packed with conservation updates and stories, can be read here. Inside, you'll find a celebration of the conservation easements at Centennial Point Ranch and Ullman Ranch, stories highlighting ESLT's role in conservation efforts such as the Mammoth Lakes 395 Wildlife Crossing and 30 by 30 Initiative, and much much more. Note that the original printed version contained a mistake on page two that …continue reading

2022-07-13T15:16:24-07:00July 13th, 2022|Blog, What's New|

Pollinator Week 2022: How You Can Help Pollinators

Happy National Pollinator Week! We hope you learned some surprising facts and fun tidbits about pollinators. The last blog post for National Pollinator Week is about how we can all help the pollinators that are so important for healthy ecosystems and for food production. In addition to the list below, please visit Pollinator Partnership for a comprehensive guide. Plants to Help Pollinators Some of the species discussed over the past week are …continue reading

2022-06-27T14:11:27-07:00June 26th, 2022|Blog, SNAP|
Eastern Sierra Land Trust