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Growing, Growing, Gardens!

Certified Pollinator Gardens are beginning to blanket the Eastside! By helping local pollinators like butterflies and bees, they help our neighborhoods and our entire region thrive. Do you know the secret to a blooming backyard, and to a thriving Eastside ecosystem? Sun and soil are important, but it’s the butterflies, bees, bats, and hummingbirds that bring your garden and our world to life year after year. Our Eastside Pollinator Garden ...continue reading

2019-09-19T13:59:50-07:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

We’re Helping Bi-State Sage-Grouse. Join Us!

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Would you like to be a part of our conservation success stories? At the bottom of this article, you can read about an opportunity to volunteer with us next month as we care for Bi-State sage-grouse habitat. Bi-State sage-grouse on the border of California and Nevada are a genetically distinct population of sage-grouse, and are a loved species here in the Eastern Sierra. But due ...continue reading

2019-09-19T14:02:22-07:00August 13th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Kids, Get Out Your Crayons and Paint!

At our Crayons & Paint event on August 10th, kids and their families are invited to play games, get creative and explore nature at Karen’s Preserve. With school out and summer almost halfway through, families everywhere are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged and active – and we're offering a great opportunity to do just that! On August 10th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., families with children ...continue reading

2019-07-23T15:48:47-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer|

Small but Mighty: Our New Little Free Library!

Come visit! Our new Little Free Library outside our office is currently full of books for kids and adults. Everyone is welcome to take a book or share a book, anytime! At our quiet corner of North Fowler Street and Church Street in Bishop, there’s a small but mighty new institution – a Little Free Library! Thanks to your support, we've been able to install this free community resource outside ...continue reading

2019-07-23T15:16:43-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Come Explore our Oasis in the Desert

The Place: It’s summer, and we know you’re getting outside to play! Here at ESLT, summer is also stewardship season, and we’ve already been out caring for our special places. So this season, we would like to encourage everyone to visit one of ESLT’s remarkable destinations – Black Lake Preserve. Thanks to our incredible volunteer teams and supporters, we’ve been improving land conditions at the Preserve this year. We’ve worked together to ...continue reading

2019-07-02T11:07:05-07:00June 27th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Success Stories, Volunteer, What's New|

Finding Strength in Nature

Maria Montessori stated in her book Discovery of the Child, “When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.” As a requirement of my Montessori-based education, I went away to a nature camp for one to four weeks per year from Kindergarten through eighth grade. By the time we were teenagers, we were spending a month out of the classroom learning about the natural world. I am certain that this ...continue reading

2019-03-25T13:35:43-07:00March 25th, 2019|Blog, On the Wild Side, Volunteer|
Marie Ring, ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member

Introducing Marie Ring, ESLT’s new Education Coordinator &...

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome Marie Ring to the team as our 2018/2019 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member! Marie comes to us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) - a selective program that places 28 young leaders into conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members like Marie have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on watershed restoration ...continue reading

2018-12-20T09:36:14-07:00December 20th, 2018|Blog, SNAP, Volunteer|

Introducing Indigo Johnson, ESLT’s new Education Coordinator &...

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome Indigo Johnson to the team as our 2016/2017 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member! Indigo comes to us through the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) - a selective program that places 28 young leaders into conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members like Indigo have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on watershed restoration and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:32-07:00November 2nd, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

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|