Volunteer Spotlight: Pete

This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Pete Pumphrey. Pete has been deeply involved in ESLT's work for many years. He's been a member of our Lands Committee, is instrumental in our Pollinator Garden project, has helped out on Stewardship work days, has led birding tours of our Black Lake Preserve, and much more. Why do you volunteer with ESLT? The Eastern Sierra landscape drew us to this place 15 years …continue reading

2021-08-12T14:19:43-07:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

A Diverse Coalition Unifies Around Sage-Grouse Conservation

Our conservation community has something to celebrate! That's because on March 30th this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS") announced it is withdrawing a 2013 proposed rule to list the Bi-State sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. USFWS made this decision after an "extended and comprehensive analysis of the best available science." They concluded that local conservation actions have and will continue to successfully reduce threats to the …continue reading

2021-08-12T14:20:17-07:00April 7th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|
© by Johnny, Owens River beneath Mt. Tom

Still Protecting Your Eastern Sierra

Eastern Sierra Land Trust COVID-19 Notice Dear ESLT family and friends, We are grateful to be a part of a supportive, generous, and compassionate community. As our team continuously monitors updates about the spread of COVID-19 (new coronavirus) from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the California Governor's office, and national and local health authorities, we would like to assure you that our top priority is the health and …continue reading

2021-08-12T16:35:22-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, What's New|

Local Business, on Land You Protected

Sinnamon Meadows, photo by Garrett Rottner Meet Barbwire Beef, a Bishop-based company owned by Barb Bartlett, and one of the local businesses that's made possible through your support of ESLT. That's because Barb sources her beef from one of ESLT's protected places, Sinnamon Meadows, a beautiful property near Bridgeport Valley with long stretches of creek, mountain meadows, aspen groves, and coniferous forest. Its open fields provide important homes for some …continue reading

2020-03-20T10:24:03-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Sage Grouse, Icon of the West

In his first presentation in the state of California last month, Noppadol Paothong blew the audience away with his stunning photography of greater sage-grouse. But the positive impact of Noppadol's work reaches beyond the sheer beauty of his photographs. As he documents just how compelling the sage-grouse is, he is also spreading the word about why this species is so important. Why are they important? For one, Noppadol explains, …continue reading

2020-03-20T10:03:10-07:00March 18th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: Marty

When Marty Hornick isn't volunteering with ESLT, perhaps you can find him backcountry skiing! He took this photo near Tioga Pass. This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Marty Hornick. Why do you volunteer with ESLT? Because I love their mission. They partner with local landowners and agencies to preserve Eastern Sierra lands and the special attributes of those lands, forever and for all of us. And they ensure …continue reading

2020-02-26T17:35:04-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

How You Help the Sierra Nevada Red Fox...

In 2014, the Sierra Nevada red fox made its first reappearance in Yosemite National Park for nearly 100 years. In December 2014, a wildlife camera in Yosemite National Park captured this beautiful winter photo. And that fox trotting through the scene was more than just a fun find. It was proof of the first confirmed Sierra Nevada red fox in the park in nearly 100 years. These foxes are special …continue reading

2020-01-30T11:21:19-08:00January 30th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: JB

  Janet Barth, or JB, brought her own tiny broom and pan to our Great Sierra River Cleanup. It was very effective at clearing glass from the ground. Go JB! Photo © Kristen Stipanov, ESLT This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Janet Barth, or "JB." Why do you volunteer with ESLT? I moved to Benton three years ago from Napa, California, where I volunteered with the Napa County …continue reading

2020-01-17T17:31:17-08:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Sierra Stability in a Changing World, by Bob...

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

2020-01-27T16:57:12-08:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

A Wild and Working Mosaic, by Kay Ogden

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

2019-12-11T09:20:25-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|