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Bridging Education and Conservation

Bridging Education and Conservation: Inyo County Education Professional Joanne Parsons Joins Eastern Sierra Land Trust Board of Directors Having lived and worked in the Eastern Sierra for over 35 years, Joanne Parsons has a deep affection for her rugged home. So with the arrival of the New Year, Joanne decided to help guarantee a better future for the region by joining the Board of Directors... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00January 26th, 2016|Membership, Press Releases|

Fighting Climate Change by Saving Land

Efforts to prevent increases in greenhouse gas emissions throughout California have found an ally among Eastern Sierra land conservationists. A new statewide program that aims to fight the effects of climate change has awarded ESLT a grant for $917,500 – funds that will go directly towards permanently protecting Bridgeport Valley’s historic Sceirine Point Ranch. Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00November 19th, 2015|Press Releases|

Campsites with the Most Privacy in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley

New Book Reveals Campsites with the Most Privacy in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley – Proceeds Aid ESLT’s Work! Kimberly and Patrick Wilkes teamed up to investigate the region’s campsites and author a book to share their favorites with other like-minded campers. Eastern Sierra and Death Valley Camping With Privacy: Your Guide to the Most Private Campsites Near Mammoth Lakes, Tuolumne Meadows, Death Valley, and Beyond is now the region’s definitive [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00October 13th, 2015|Press Releases|

Conservation Takes Flight: Keeping Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern Sierra Ranchlands

Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. This unusual ground-nesting bird is often found on ranchland, where good range management and sustainable grazing provide an ideal environment for sage-grouse to forage, perform their renowned courtship dances, and raise their chicks. New rangeland science has led to modified fence designs that reduce sage-grouse mortality, but old fencing left on the range still poses serious risks and barbed [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00September 30th, 2015|Press Releases, Volunteer|

Local Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered Species List

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra’s Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Greater sage grouse is an unusual, [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00April 27th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Local Partnership Keeps Bi‐State Sage Grouse Off Endangered Species List

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra’s Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday, April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00April 22nd, 2015|Press Releases|

Ring in the Spring with ESLT at GardenFest!

Spring is abloom, and the growing season is in full swing. Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds sing merrily and butterflies dance from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. In celebration of this time of growth and discovery, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to “ring in the spring” at our annual GardenFest! This free, family-friendly event will take place from 3 – 6pm on May Day, Friday May 1st, in our (new!) [...]

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00April 21st, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Byng Hunt: On Board with ESLT

“I've known Byng for years when we both served on the Board of Directors for the Mono County Arts Council,” commented Kay. “I'm happy we'll be working together again!” Pictured is ESLT’s Board of Directors, from left: Tim Bartley, Will Richmond, Byng Hunt, Kay Ogden (Executive Director), Randy Keller, Marie Patrick, Tony Taylor, Bob Gardner (not present: Jan Hunewill). Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to welcome long-time Mammoth Lakes resident and Eastern Sierra [...]

2017-03-03T10:55:43-08:00March 24th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases|

Byng Hunt: On Board with ESLT

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to welcome long-time Mammoth Lakes resident and Eastern Sierra advocate, Byng Hunt, to its Board of Directors. Byng recently retired from his role as Mono County District 5 Supervisor, a position he had held since 1999. After supporting ESLT’s work as a member for many years, Byng is thankful for the opportunity to now help advance their important land conservation work in the Eastern Sierra by [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00March 24th, 2015|Celebrations, Press Releases|