What’s New category is a group of articles about recent news and happenings around ESLT.

Welcome Kelly Muller, our new Land Stewardship Manager!

Welcome to Kelly Muller! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Kelly has joined us as our new Land Stewardship Manager.  Kelly comes to us with an impressive background in land restoration and management.  Kelly began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Kelly better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell me about your roots! …continue reading

2022-01-31T14:01:35-08:00January 27th, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|
Claire Marvet, ESLT Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member

Welcome Claire Marvet, our new Education Coordinator &...

Welcome to Claire Marvet! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Claire has joined us as our 2021/2022 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Claire 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 have been working with ESLT ever since the SNAP program began in 2009. By focusing on education, …continue reading

2021-11-19T12:36:41-08:00November 19th, 2021|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|

Apply by August 31st, 2021! Become an AmeriCorps...

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, …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, What's New|
ESLT's Renewal of LTA Accreditation Stakeholder Notification and Public Notice

Renewal of LTA Accreditation Stakeholder Notification and Public...

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Eastern Sierra Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for our second renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. This is …continue reading

2021-09-18T12:01:34-07:00July 27th, 2021|Blog, What's New|
A book resting in grass in a very green forested area

Books as a Gateway to the Outdoors for...

Winter weather, holidays, and even a pandemic, have the tendency to shut us inside for longer periods of time than we would like. Beyond our windows, the season is changing and therefore the land is changing; Round Valley Mule Deer are settling for overwinter in the valley, Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep poetically mountaineer their way up quiet snowy mountains, and sagebrush drink up new moisture with their roots to share with other …continue reading

2021-08-12T13:53:16-07:00December 7th, 2020|Blog, What's New|
Giving Tuesday is December 1st

Creative Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day for giving and generosity, and what better way to create hope this holiday season than by joining a movement to protect special land for generations to come. This year's #GivingTuesday is on December 1st! To celebrate the occasion, a generous longtime donor will again match your gift dollar for dollar up to $20,000. That means your positive impact on the land you love will be doubled …continue reading

2021-08-12T13:54:22-07:00November 19th, 2020|Blog, Celebrations, Featured, Membership, Volunteer, What's New|

ESLT’s 2019 Annual Report

The extended digital version of our 2019 Annual Report is now available for your enjoyment! Flip through to reminisce on 2019's successes including the protection of a portion of Lundy Canyon, Stewardship Days in the Bodie Hills and at Black Lake Preserve, and all those in-person gatherings and celebrations that now feel so precious. Thank you for being here with us. Click here for a plain PDF version of our extended digital …continue reading

2021-08-20T11:16:18-07:00November 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, Success Stories, What's New|
6 pronghorn gathered in a snowy area

You Can Save Eastern Sierra Land and Wildlife

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 sheep, and Sierra Nevada red …continue reading

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.

History and Habitat: The New Hunewill Ranch Conservation...

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 sustainable ranching. This historic agreement marks our largest conservation …continue reading