A fisherman casts into Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierra

It Takes More than Stocking for World-Class Eastern...

This story was first published by Western Outdoor News in their Eastern Sierra Preview 2022.  Bishop, CA The much-anticipated Eastern Sierra trout season opener is almost here! Before you grab those rods and reels and head out to your secret fishing holes, cast an eye to what is happening on the land and water affecting your favorite world-class fisheries. More Than Planting Fish Keeping streams full of fish takes more than just …continue reading

2022-04-26T16:15:02-07:00April 18th, 2022|Blog|
Picture of Round Valley mule deer

Protecting the Hub of the Mule Deer Herd’s...

Mule Deer populations in the Eastern Sierra have declined in recent decades. Work is being done to permanently protect the critical winter range of this iconic species. With spring soon approaching, mule deer will follow their instinct and migrate to the upper summer ranges. Wildlife biologists’ research has documented that migration patterns are learned behavior; a doe teaches her fawns, and that leads them to the places they can find food and …continue reading

2022-03-16T16:01:25-07:00March 14th, 2022|Blog|
Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Motivation: Population Increase in 2021

Sometimes you need some good news and motivation, and we have some for you today–the western monarch butterfly population has increased! Biologists and volunteers count overwintering monarchs in coastal California each year. During the fall of 2021, the Xerces Society counted nearly 250,000 butterflies compared to less than 2,000 butterflies counted during fall 2020. Although that is merely a sliver of the millions of monarch butterflies that migrated in the 1980s and …continue reading

2022-02-01T12:06:02-08:00February 1st, 2022|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, SNAP|
Communications manager Byron on a raft

Welcome Byron Roos-Collins, our new Communications Manager!

Welcome to Byron Roos-Collins! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Byron has joined us as our new Communications Manager. Byron comes to us with an extensive background as a wilderness guide. He is also a co-founder of a hot sauce business and a whitewater rafting guidebook business.  Byron began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Byron better, we asked …continue reading

2022-01-31T12:40:37-08:00January 31st, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases|

Welcome Kelly Muller, our new Land Stewardship Manager!

Welcome to Kelly Muller! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Kelly has joined us as our new Land Stewardship Manager.  Kelly comes to us with an impressive background in land restoration and management.  Kelly began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Kelly better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell me about your roots! …continue reading

2022-01-31T14:01:35-08:00January 27th, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|
Claire Marvet, ESLT Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Welcome Claire Marvet, our new Education Coordinator &...

Welcome to Claire Marvet! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Claire has joined us as our 2021/2022 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Claire comes to us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance's Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)—a selective program that places young leaders with conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on education, …continue reading

2021-11-19T12:36:41-08:00November 19th, 2021|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Lands & Legacy 2021 Matching Gift – Honoring...

Honoring the Memory of Jim Tenney (10-30-1933  –  12-18-2020) Jim Tenney’s profession was medicine, but his passions were the mountains and music. Since childhood, he played piano joyfully, and in medical school he started the cello which became as much a part of Jim as his eyeglasses. Born in Philadelphia, “mountains” began for Jim with the Poconos. He knew New England’s Berkshires and traced a connection to Tenney Mountain in New Hampshire. …continue reading

2021-09-20T11:14:25-07:00September 9th, 2021|Blog, Lands & Legacy|

Apply by August 31st, 2021! Become an AmeriCorps...

Marie Ring, ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps member from 2018-2020, 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 ESLT's next AmeriCorps Member! Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) are seeking an enthusiastic, …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|
ESLT's Renewal of LTA Accreditation Stakeholder Notification and Public Notice

Renewal of LTA Accreditation Stakeholder Notification and Public...

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Eastern Sierra Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for our second renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. This is …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00July 27th, 2021|Blog, What's New|
Sleeping bee photo courtesy: Joe Neely, https://www.jmneelyphotography.com/

National Pollinator Week Day 6: Globe Mallow Bees

Today is Saturday, and while you were probably sleeping in, it’s most likely that the bees were too. Have you ever seen a bee nap? Well today, National Pollinator Week Day 6, is dedicated to a little pollinator known for many things, and one of them is their notorious tendency to nap in flowers all dusted with pollen. Have you ever fallen asleep after eating some cake to wake up and find …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00June 26th, 2021|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|