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Earth Day Youth Art Contest

Are you creative? Do you love painting, writing, drawing, sculpting, or expressing yourself through art? Are you inspired by nature? Do you love the Eastern Sierra and the Earth? If you relate to any of those statements, ESLT’s Earth Day Youth Art Contest was created just for you!  The contest is officially open to youth in Inyo and Mono Counties grades 1-12, and art of all mediums is accepted. Whether you are …continue reading

Pollinator Garden Inspiration Tour

Our neighbors have been hard at work creating gardens filled with flourishing native plants! Join our tour for the opportunity to see some beautiful and creative pollinator-friendly gardens in Bishop and come away with tons of inspiration for your yard. You will get exclusive access to these gardens and the chance to ask the gardeners all of your burning questions about native plants! Mark your calendar for June 11 from 9 am …continue reading

Setting the Course: ESLT Community Chat

Join ESLT for a community chat as we celebrate 21 years of land conservation! Grab your lunch and jump online from wherever you are. Get the highlights from Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director/CEO, of the recently protected historic 1,741-acre working ranch with miles of rivers and streams that flow through its verdant meadows providing vital habitat for wildlife. While we briefly reflect back on where we’ve been, we’d love to hear from …continue reading

Earth Day Youth Art Contest Showing

C5 Studios 210 S Warren Street, Bishop, California

The results are in for the Earth Day Youth Art Contest! Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest and thank you to the local artists and art lovers who volunteered to judge. Each submission was well done, creative, and moving, and the judges had a tough time choosing winners. After much consideration, they chose the winners based both on the art and the description in response to the prompt. …continue reading

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

We are planning a highway cleanup on July 16 from 7:30-10:00 am to remove trash from ESLT’s sponsored section of Highway 395. Your help is greatly appreciated and will keep litter away from wildlife and out of sensitive ecosystems. In order to avoid as much of the sun and heat as possible, we will get started early. We recommend that volunteers wear long pants to protect against thistle, carry water bottles, and …continue reading

How To: BioBlitz Workshop

Are you interested in participating in ESLT’s 2022 BioBlitz, but you’re unsure how? Come to our Zoom workshop this upcoming Wednesday, 8/17, from 6-7 pm! We will show you how easy and fun it is to participate in a BioBlitz using the iNaturalist app. Whether you’re coming to the in-person event in Bishop on 8/21 from 8 am - 10 am, or participating in the BioBlitz on your own time on a …continue reading

Lands & Legacy 2022: BioBlitz

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is inviting you to participate in collecting scientific observations in a Citizen Science BioBlitz event! We are excited to get onto the land with you as part of our 21st Anniversary Lands & Legacy Celebration. Local art prizes are available to community members who participate - scroll to the bottom of this page to read more.  What is a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is a community science event that …continue reading

Lands & Legacy 2022: Author Chat With David Carle

As part of our 21st Anniversary Lands and Legacy Celebration, ESLT is hosting an evening Zoom presentation and chat with conservationist, author, ranger, educator, and Eastern Sierra lover, David Carle. On the 23rd, David will discuss fire in Eastern California while presenting from his recently published 2nd edition of Fire in California. There will be opportunities for questions and conversation at the end of the presentation. To RSVP, please fill out the form …continue reading

Lands & Legacy 2022: Wine Tasting With Raeburn Winery

We are kicking off our 21st Anniversary Paddle Raise with some extra fun! To start the evening, ESLT is co-hosting a virtual wine tasting, sponsored by Purple Brands and Raeburn Winery. The tasting starts at 5 pm and will be led by a Raeburn winemaker.  We will explore three of their delicious flagship wines and hear from Raeburn's founder, Derek Benham, regarding his family's conservation work and connections to Eastern Sierra Land …continue reading

Lands & Legacy 2022: Paddle Raise With Guest Speaker Matt Lee-Ashley

2022 marks the 21st Anniversary of Eastern Sierra Land Trust, and you’re invited to help us celebrate the permanent protection of over 21,000 acres of natural and working lands with us! Please join us online with Auctioneer Jeremy Goico at our energizing Paddle Raise at 6 pm on August 25th. All dollars raised protect the natural and working lands of the Eastern Sierra, as well as provide a home for the wildlife …continue reading

Great Sierra River Cleanup

Let's combat pollution in Eastern Sierra waterways! ESLT is organizing a cleanup on September 17th as part of the California Coastal Commission's annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. The Great Sierra River Cleanup is part of California Coastal Cleanup day. During last year’s California Coastal Cleanup, 36,289 volunteers came out to 3,086 cleanups, 363,719 lbs of trash and recyclables were removed, and 1,335 miles were cleaned.  Let’s make this year even bigger! You can …continue reading

ESLT Holiday Mixer

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Office Backyard 250 N. Fowler Street, Bishop, CA

Join our holiday mixer at the ESLT office as we get together with our conservation partners and community members. This will be a great opportunity to meet our new Lands Program directors, Amy and Emmie.This get-together will be mostly outside. There will be patio heaters, but make sure to bring your coat! Refreshments and snacks will be provided. We'll lift our glasses in celebration as we prepare to kick off another year …continue reading

Please check back soon for new opportunities to get out, explore, and get involved in our conservation efforts here in the Eastern Sierra.