by Bob Gardner, President of ESLT's Board of Directors This photo is of my twin sister and I in front of our home on North Fowler Street in Bishop. Our home is gone now but was right next to the current ESLT Office building, which you can see in the photo. I spent most of my childhood in Bishop. It was a perfect place to grow up, with creeks within walking distance, …continue reading
Bodie Hills, © Bob Wick There's great news today in the Eastern Sierra - the beautiful Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills are protected forever! Thank you to The Wilderness Land Trust for working hard to protect this important habitat for wildlife like Bi-State sage-grouse, pronghorn, and black bear. The following notes about the project were written by our friends at The Wilderness Land Trust. We're looking forward to continuing …continue reading
This video is by Mammoth Mountain. Whether you're an Eastside local or a frequent visitor, you're probably ooh-ing and aah-ing at this December's snow reports. Enjoy this great video of the science behind Mammoth Mountain's snow! Thank you to Mammoth Mountain for their generous support of ESLT and Eastern Sierra conservation.
The Hunewill family is one of many in the Eastern Sierra who have been ranching for multiple generations. Families like these keep our region wide open so mule deer, pronghorn, and sage-grouse thrive. Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography. by Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director I just couldn't believe the majestic and crazy landscape that was unfolding before me as I rode my bike from Los Angeles to Mono …continue reading
https://vimeo.com/351628119 This video is by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Private landowners are responsible for the use and management of more than two-thirds of our nation's land, including some of the most important fish and wildlife habitats in the United States. Across the West, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is working with ranchers, federal and state partners, and other non-profit organizations to support conservation on working lands.
Twin Pronghorn Fawns, by Tom Koerner, USFWS Bodie State Historic Park is one of the most scenic places in Mono County, where Eastern Sierra Land Trust does much of our land conservation work. And that’s saying something, in a county as full of beautiful places as Mono County. The ghost town of Bodie at dawn is suffused with golden light on the wooden buildings, and the dusty green sagebrush steppe …continue reading
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Photo by Gayyna Andrushko. Giving Tuesday is coming up soon, on December 3rd this year! When you donate to ESLT by mail (P.O. Box 755, Bishop, CA 93515) or online, you'll be joining a movement to protect special lands for generations to come. Thank you for caring! And there are many more ways you can give to ESLT, too. Try one of them out …continue reading
© Steve Yeager "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." -John Muir As fall settles in the Eastern Sierra, we humans are making the change from hiking at high elevations and jumping in alpine lakes, to bundling up in sweaters and jackets and enjoying fall colors. Meanwhile, other animals are also responding to the seasonal change in temperature …continue reading
We're getting ready for fall colors here in the Eastern Sierra! You can get ready too, with the Bishop Visitor Center's fall color viewing guides: How To Find Fall Colors And Inner Peace (PDF) [Preview] Dear Fall Color Leaf Peeper: Congratulations! This fall color guide will help you discover and monitor elusive and overlooked fall colors in the Eastern Sierra quickly and easily. Many visitors read the information below and tell us …continue reading
Road at Sinnamon Meadows Conservation Easement, © ESLT 2nd Place (tie) in the Mary Austin Prize for Writing contest Lyndsey Rowan Bishop High School More often than not, people have to travel great distances to be one with nature. However, sometimes a community is blessed with nature being right out their front door. Bishop is one of those communities. Around this time of year, the weather gets nippy, the days …continue reading