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.

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

2020-01-17T17:33:07-08:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Protected Forever – Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills

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

2019-12-17T10:36:49-08:00December 16th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, Success Stories, 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|

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|