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Helping the Herd

A treacherous corridor. A missing puzzle piece. A shared solution. Mule deer migrate through the Swall Meadows Wildlife Area twice every year. Imagine that the year is 1999, and you just moved to a new home in Swall Meadows. Every day out your window, you begin to see the same thing. Mule deer! A lot of mule deer. This experience led community members to the discovery that homes lay in ...continue reading

Protected Forever: Waterfalls, Canyon Walls, and Bighorn Sheep

Thanks to the help of Mono Lake Committee and The Wilderness Land Trust, together we have permanently protected a critical piece of Lundy Canyon, a special and iconic Eastern Sierra place. Photo of Lundy Canyon, originally posted to Flikr by m01229. Thanks to your support and the support of our community of Eastern Sierra Protectors, we have helped make a dream come true: a critical piece of land in the ...continue reading

Dr. Karl Hinrichs: Assembling ESLT’s Beginnings

Swall Meadows in Spring. Photo by ESLT. Dr. Karl Hinrichs walked door to door in Swall Meadows in 2001, knocking and waiting for answers. He wanted to talk to his neighbors about a new organization that he was helping to found – Eastern Sierra Land Trust. He wanted everyone’s input, and he wanted the neighborhood’s support. Karl Hinrichs and his wife Laura were among the first conservation leaders who started ...continue reading

2019-05-24T11:37:10-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Press Releases|

Apply to be our Land Stewardship Associate!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is hiring a temporary/seasonal Land Stewardship Associate! Go to work every day protecting the Eastern Sierra with our team here in beautiful Bishop, California. The application deadline for this position is May 31, 2019, so apply today! Scroll to the bottom of this page for information about how to apply. The Land Stewardship Associate will work to support the stewardship of our existing and new conservation properties. They ...continue reading

2019-05-22T14:36:52-07:00May 20th, 2019|Blog, Press Releases|

Ring in Spring! See you this Saturday at...

Look outside! Birds and butterflies are on the wing, early blooms are splashing the valley with vibrant colors and community members across the region are preparing their soon-to-be-flourishing gardens. Spring has finally arrived and the Eastern Sierra is filled with life. To celebrate this season of new growth, Bishop-based nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) invites community members of all ages to ring in spring at their 10th annual GardenFest Celebration. This free, ...continue reading

2019-05-01T18:04:41-07:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Help ESLT Find Our Next AmeriCorps SNAP Member

Do you know someone who would like to help restore and protect Sierra? Are you interested in helping protect its wonders while gaining valuable professional environment experience, and learning teamwork, communications, and conservation issues? Eastern Sierra Land Trust is looking for our next Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Member – and you can help us fill this important role by forwarding this post to someone you think might be great for the ...continue reading

2018-07-02T16:27:46-07:00July 2nd, 2018|Press Releases|

$8 Million Fund Created

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality and Conserve Greater Sage-Grouse in the Eastern Sierra In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:26-07:00January 20th, 2017|Press Releases|

Spotted on the Eastside

Have you seen any monarchs in the Eastern Sierra lately? Fall is the best time of year to spot these rare and beautiful butterflies—so keep your eyes peeled before winter sets in! Monarchs are much more than a pretty sight in your garden. Along with bees, birds, and other pollinators, butterflies like the monarch are essential to a healthy environment. From wildflowers to working farms, monarchs and other pollinators keep the Eastern Sierra blooming, year after ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:18-07:00October 19th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Getting My Feet Wet: Looking Back on my...

Working on the Benton Ponds restoration project with Steve Parmenter My introduction to Eastern Sierra Land Trust says it all. Less than a week on the job, and there I was: slipping my size 7 feet into size 12 waders, and plunging into icy pond water with California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parmenter and ESLT Board Member Tim Bartley. All sorts of metaphors come to mind: big shoes to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50-07:00September 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|