Slideshow from our GardenFest Celebration on April 30

Eastern Sierra Land Trust held our annual GardenFest on April 30 - and what a fun celebration it was! The day was spent welcoming the spring season and helping friends and supporters get their gardens growing. California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter sold native plants, and Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed sold vegetable starts as well as a variety of other landscaping plants. Attendees learned gardening tips and tricks from …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45-08:00May 9th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Ring in the Spring at GardenFest!

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Join us as we “Ring in the Spring” at our annual GardenFest Celebration! This year’s GardenFest is happening in association with Take it Outside California, a new movement aimed at inspiring Californians across the state to get outdoors and connect with the natural world on April 30 and May 1. Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s GardenFest will take place from 11 am – 2 pm …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

ESLT is Hiring: Join our Team as Office...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is hiring! Are you or is someone you know looking for an opportunity to go to work to protect vital Eastern Sierra lands? ESLT will be adding an Office Manager to our team as soon as possible. Apply to come work with us today! The part-time Office Manager plays an integral role in carrying out Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s mission, and will work collaboratively with the ESLT team by …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45-08:00March 29th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Round Valley Mule Deer Update: Recap and Slideshow...

Our sincere thanks goes to local photographer and ESLT volunteer Bill Dunlap for these stunning images! On March 12, Eastern Sierra Land Trust teamed up with CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lead a tour of the Round Valley mule deer herd’s migration corridor. What a spectacular day we had! The day was bright and warm, and right off the bat we spotted a number of mule deer making their annual journey …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:54-08:00March 22nd, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Lend a Hand on the Land with Eastern...

With the weather warming, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has planned a series of Volunteer Stewardship Days for the upcoming months. ESLT staff and friends will be getting outdoors and going to work to remove invasive weeds, clean up trash and debris, and create safer wildlife habitat... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00March 21st, 2016|Press Releases, Volunteer|

Why I Volunteer with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

This post was contributed by longtime ESLT Stewardship Volunteer and member, Wally Woolfenden.  At ESLT's Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day in October 2015, Stewardship Volunteer Wally Woolfenden (left) brought hard work and plenty of smiles as he helped make Sinnamon Meadows a safer home for sage-grouse. The protection of natural, non-human dominated ecosystems has been an important effort, especially the preservation of wilderness. Wilderness, however, is usually of marginal interest for settlement and …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:43-08:00March 9th, 2016|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Lend a Hand On the Land!

This post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more about Catherine, href="https://easternsierralandlines.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/welcome-catherine/" target="_blank">Click Here. With the weather warming up, it’s time to get a bit of dirt underneath our fingernails and grease up those elbow joints. Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been getting out on our protected lands lately, advancing our ongoing work to conserve and restore our beautiful Eastside -- rain or shine, or… ice!. Now we need your help. …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00March 8th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

This New Year, ESLT Turns 15!

The clock strikes midnight. Glasses clink, fireworks light the sky, lovers lean in for a kiss - and a new year unfolds, with all its endless possibility. For me, like many, this is a time to start fresh and set my sights on new goals; an occasion to appreciate the distance I've come and to chart the path ahead. As the Executive Director of Eastern Sierra Land Trust, I know in my heart that you - ESLT members and …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:46-08:00January 11th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg Named California AmeriCorps Member of...

Sara couldn't believe it when she got the email. Along with several ESLT staff members, Board members, and supporters, she was in Sacramento earlier this month attending the national Land Trust Alliance's Rally 2015. In her inbox appeared a message notifying her that she would need to plan a return trip to Sacramento - in just one week. And for a very good reason: she would be receiving an award. "I had no …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00October 27th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Help Keep Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern Sierra Ranchlands

Help create safer habitat for one of the iconic wildlife species that makes the Eastern Sierra so special: the elusive Greater sage-grouse. Photo © Bureau of Land Management. Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. Join us for our 2nd annual Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day, and help create safer habitat for sage-grouse on the working ranchlands of Sinnamon Meadows! Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day Wednesday, October 14 9am-5pm Sinnamon Meadows Conservation …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00October 1st, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|