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.

Still Protecting Your Eastern Sierra

Owens River beneath Mt. Tom, photo by Johnny 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 ...continue reading

2020-03-25T13:59:40-07:00March 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|

Kids Discover Their “Magic Spots” in Nature at...

Kids explore the Bishop Paiute Tribe's Conservation Open Space Area (COSA) with the Taking Root Program. Photo by Paul Williams. By Marie Ring. I’m constantly impressed with the youth in the Bishop area. Whenever I’m out teaching a lesson, I often feel like I learn just as much from the students as they’re hopefully learning from me. They’re caring, kind and inquisitive, and most importantly, they’re budding conservationists. On a ...continue reading

2020-02-26T17:33:25-08:00February 26th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, SNAP|

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|

Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer

© Bill Dunlap It's the time of year when many animals that call the Eastern Sierra their home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in the winter, most migrate to warmer areas often at lower elevations. The local Round Valley mule deer herd is no exception. Twice each year, the Round Valley mule deer herd embarks on a particularly risky migration journey. These deer ...continue reading

2020-02-26T17:27:32-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

Apply Today! Become an AmeriCorps Member with ESLT

Marie Ring, a current ESLT AmeriCorps member, removes invasive Tule, improving wildlife habitat at one of ESLT’s properties, Benton Hot Springs Ranch. © ESLT Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Are you looking for a way to give back to our land and community? Apply today to become our next AmeriCorps Member! Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader ...continue reading

2020-02-13T19:21:55-08:00February 13th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, 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|