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You Can Save Eastern Sierra Land and Wildlife

© Sean Beckett 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 [...]

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 plain 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 [...]

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

History and Habitat: The New Hunewill Ranch Conservation Easement

Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography 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 [...]

Welcome Gabrielle Tribelli, our new Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member!

Welcome to Gabrielle Tribelli! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Gabrielle has joined us as our 2020/2021 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Gabrielle 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 like Gabrielle have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing [...]

2020-10-28T09:00:29-07:00October 27th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Join our virtual Lands & Legacy Celebration, from August 27 through September 3!

Lands & Legacy 12th Annual Celebration August 27th - September 3rd, 2020 Nature • Health • Peace If you've been waiting to step back into Eastern Sierra peace, then we have great news. Our 12th annual Lands & Legacy Celebration is right around the corner, and we're bringing the magic to you, wherever you are. Register Here   Registration fee: $25, with a 10% discount for ESLT members. If you’re a [...]

Apply by July 24th, 2020! Become an AmeriCorps Member with ESLT

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, [...]

2020-07-20T15:30:19-07:00July 14th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Another Layer of Protection for Black Lake Preserve

Black Lake Preserve © Randy Keller, ESLT Board of Directors Follow Highway 120 northwest from Benton and you’ll enter Adobe Valley. There, distant mountain peaks frame wide expanses of fragrant, blooming sagebrush. Native Americans once used this valley as a trading and hunting route, traversing vast fields where wildlife like pronghorn, pygmy rabbits, and more abound. Crowds of Bi-State sage-grouse once gathered here in traditional annual mating dances, on dancing [...]

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 [...]

2020-03-25T13:59:40-07:00March 19th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, 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 [...]

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