A book resting in grass in a very green forested area

Books as a Gateway to the Outdoors for...

Winter weather, holidays, and even a pandemic, have the tendency to shut us inside for longer periods of time than we would like. Beyond our windows, the season is changing and therefore the land is changing; Round Valley Mule Deer are settling for overwinter in the valley, Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep poetically mountaineer their way up quiet snowy mountains, and sagebrush drink up new moisture with their roots to share with other ...continue reading

2020-12-07T14:03:06-08:00December 7th, 2020|Blog, What's New|
Giving Tuesday is December 1st

Creative Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday

is a global day for giving and generosity, and what better way to create hope this holiday season than by joining a movement to protect special land for generations to come. This year's #GivingTuesday is on December 1st! To celebrate the occasion, a generous longtime donor will again match your gift dollar for dollar up to $20,000. That means your positive impact on the land you love will be doubled ...continue reading

2020-11-25T10:01:35-08:00November 19th, 2020|Blog, Celebrations, Featured, Membership, Volunteer, What's New|

ESLT’s 2019 Annual Report

The extended digital version of our 2019 Annual Report is now available for your enjoyment! Flip through to reminisce on 2019's successes including the protection of a portion of Lundy Canyon, Stewardship Days in the Bodie Hills and at Black Lake Preserve, and all those in-person gatherings and celebrations that now feel so precious. Thank you for being here with us.  

2020-11-17T11:13:59-08:00November 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, Success Stories, What's New|
6 pronghorn gathered in a snowy area

You Can Save Eastern Sierra Land and Wildlife

© Sean Beckett Spend time enjoying the Eastern Sierra, and you'll watch the landscape come alive. Here, golden desert mesas and sagebrush steppe teem with species like pronghorn, pygmy rabbit, and bobcat. The rare Bi-State sage-grouse meanwhile raises their chicks on the green irrigated meadows in places like Bridgeport Valley. These valley ecosystems rise suddenly to towering peaks, creating homes for species like black bear, the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn ...continue reading

History and Habitat: The New Hunewill Ranch Conservation...

Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography Garnering the support of local, state, and federal agencies over the course of years, we have now secured a conservation easement in perpetuity for the historic Hunewill Ranch (est. 1861). This working ranch is located in the heart of beautiful, expansive Bridgeport Valley, and is framed by the mountain peaks that border Yosemite National Park. It is now preserved forever for wildlife and ...continue reading

AmazonSmile: A Simple Way to Support ESLT

Photo by Michael Qualls of fall colors at Bishop Creek. With so many of us still at home and shopping more online, we want to remind you about one of the easiest ways to support us and protect more of the land you love: AmazonSmile! If you use Amazon, you can use AmazonSmile to support ESLT with each purchase and at no extra cost to you. , and then remember ...continue reading

2020-11-23T11:04:45-08:00October 27th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership|

Welcome Gabrielle Tribelli, our new Education Coordinator &...

Welcome to Gabrielle Tribelli! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Gabrielle has joined us as our 2020/2021 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Gabrielle comes to us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s —a selective program that places young leaders with conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members like Gabrielle have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on education, volunteer support, ...continue reading

2020-10-28T09:00:29-07:00October 27th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Breaking News: Hunewill Ranch is Protected Forever

We have some extraordinary news to share with you today. Thanks to the Hunewill family's multi-generational commitment to conservation, and thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, Hunewill Ranch in Bridgeport Valley is protected forever. This historic 4,100-acre working ranch spans wide green valleys, rises to fragrant sagebrush steppe, and is framed by the high peaks that border Yosemite National Park. It provides critical homes for sage-grouse and a migration pathway ...continue reading

2020-10-27T12:47:37-07:00September 29th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Success Stories, What's New|

Brainstorming Through A Second AmeriCorps Year

I'm not going to lie... my second AmeriCorps term with ESLT has been challenging! I joke about how, at the start of my second term, we promised it would be different form my first year. What we didn't know was just how different it would be. I started the year with an absolutely incredible experience at the Land Trust Alliance's Rally, a national land conservation conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I ...continue reading

2020-09-17T15:40:46-07:00September 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens, SNAP, What's New|