On the Wild Side

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On the Wild Side spotlights a series of articles from our SierraScapes Newsletter about Eastern Sierra natural history, and wildlife in this area, and their interactions with the landscape.

A Wild and Working Mosaic

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

2019-12-10T12:57:29-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Video: Partnerships on Working Lands

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.

2019-11-20T15:21:09-08:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, Success Stories, What's New|

We Love Speed Goats

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

Sheep, Sheep On The Mountain

© 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

2019-10-11T12:07:28-08:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, What's New|

Find Fall Colors and Inner Peace

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

2019-10-08T11:42:06-08:00October 8th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Fall Colors According to a Local Teen

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

2019-09-23T16:40:34-08:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side|

Treasures: Finds from the Field

You should probably not work for a land trust monitoring easements, because you won’t have any fun and will never see anything worthwhile. You shouldn’t visit the Eastern Sierra either. It’s definitely not beautiful, and there’s nothing there to do. We found this toy camel off of a closed logging road near the Hoover Wilderness. I was monitoring an agricultural easement that had a historic boneyard this summer, and I ...continue reading

2019-09-23T16:38:53-08:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, What's New|

We’re Helping Bi-State Sage-Grouse. Join Us!

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Would you like to be a part of our conservation success stories? At the bottom of this article, you can read about an opportunity to volunteer with us next month as we care for Bi-State sage-grouse habitat. Bi-State sage-grouse on the border of California and Nevada are a genetically distinct population of sage-grouse, and are a loved species here in the Eastern Sierra. But due ...continue reading

2019-09-19T14:02:22-08:00August 13th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Pronghorn: Superstar of the American West

Twin Pronghorn Fawns, by Tom Koerner, USFWS You’re driving east from Bridgeport through the winding Aurora Canyon Road, through high desert gullies and over hills with vast scenic vistas. You’re nearing Bodie State Park and suddenly, the muted green hillsides tingle with small movements. You slow to a halt on the side of the road and reach for your binoculars in the back seat. As you dial in the focus, ...continue reading

2019-07-23T14:40:08-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side|