Kay Ogden Appointed to California’s 30×30 Partnership Coordinating...

ESLT's Executive Director/CEO, Kay Ogden Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Executive Director/CEO Kay Ogden has been appointed to serve on the California Natural Resources Agency’s 30x30 Partnership Coordinating Committee (PCC). The Committee, comprised of 18 environmental leaders from around the state, is tasked with fostering inclusive public communication and statewide coordination to advance California’s 30x30 Initiative – a commitment to conserve thirty percent of the state’s lands and coastal waters …continue reading

2022-09-28T08:10:29-07:00September 28th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Now in its 21st year protecting critical wildlife habitat, natural and working lands, and scenic open spaces, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded ESLT this renewed accreditation, the organization’s second renewal since initially earning accreditation in 2011, demonstrating its confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will …continue reading

2022-09-14T11:05:11-07:00September 13th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|
Communications manager Byron on a raft

Welcome Byron Roos-Collins, our new Communications Manager!

Welcome to Byron Roos-Collins! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Byron has joined us as our new Communications Manager. Byron comes to us with an extensive background as a wilderness guide. He is also a co-founder of a hot sauce business and a whitewater rafting guidebook business.  Byron began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Byron better, we asked …continue reading

2022-01-31T12:40:37-08:00January 31st, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases|

Welcome Kelly Muller, our new Land Stewardship Manager!

Welcome to Kelly Muller! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Kelly has joined us as our new Land Stewardship Manager.  Kelly comes to us with an impressive background in land restoration and management.  Kelly began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Kelly better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell me about your roots! …continue reading

2022-01-31T14:01:35-08:00January 27th, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|
Claire Marvet, ESLT Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Welcome Claire Marvet, our new Education Coordinator &...

Welcome to Claire Marvet! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Claire has joined us as our 2021/2022 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Claire comes to us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance's Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)—a selective program that places young leaders with conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on education, …continue reading

2021-11-19T12:36:41-08:00November 19th, 2021|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Apply by August 31st, 2021! Become an AmeriCorps...

Marie Ring, ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps member from 2018-2020, 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 ESLT's next AmeriCorps Member! Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) are seeking an enthusiastic, …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|
6 pronghorn gathered in a snowy area

You Can Save Eastern Sierra Land and Wildlife

Spend time enjoying the Eastern Sierra, and you'll watch the landscape come alive. Here, golden desert mesas and sagebrush steppe teem with species like pronghorn, pygmy rabbit, and bobcat. The rare Bi-State sage-grouse meanwhile raises their chicks on the green irrigated meadows in places like Bridgeport Valley. These valley ecosystems rise suddenly to towering peaks, creating homes for species like black bear, the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, and Sierra Nevada red …continue reading

Your Fall 2020 SierraScapes Newsletter

Your Fall 2020 SierraScapes Newsletter is here! Inside, read about the successes you powered this year, including protecting the historic Hunewill Ranch with a new conservation easement. Click here for a the PDF version of our Fall 2020 SierraScapes Newsletter. Click here to visit our newsroom, where you can browse past SierraScapes newsletters.

ESLT Supports The Charitable Conservation Easement Integrity Act

© Kimberly Vardeman Congress must pass the Bipartisan Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act As Executive Director/CEO of ESLT, I am concerned about the recent New York Times coverage of President Trump's tax returns. The New York Times criticizes deductions for donations of conservation easements, characterizing conservation easements as "a maneuver, popular among wealthy Americans, that typically allows a landowner to keep a property's title and receive a tax deduction …continue reading

2020-10-28T15:20:22-07:00October 28th, 2020|Press Releases|

History and Habitat: The New Hunewill Ranch Conservation...

Garnering the support of local, state, and federal agencies over the course of years, we have now secured a conservation easement in perpetuity for the historic Hunewill Ranch (est. 1861). This working ranch is located in the heart of beautiful, expansive Bridgeport Valley, and is framed by the mountain peaks that border Yosemite National Park. It is now preserved forever for wildlife and sustainable ranching. This historic agreement marks our largest conservation …continue reading

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