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2016 Press Releases

September 19, 2016 – Community Volunteer Day and BBQ to Support Local Public Lands
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In honor of National Public Lands Day, the BLM Bishop Field Office is partnering with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and numerous other local agencies and conservation groups to hold a community-wide volunteer event and barbecue on Saturday, October 1. . .

August 29, 2016 – Volunteers Needed for Great Sierra River Cleanup on the Owens River
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Are you tired of trash on our waterways, and want to make a difference? On Saturday, September 10th from 9-11 am, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be leading the charge to clean up the Wild Trout section of the Owens River. They’re looking for volunteers to join the cleanup. . .

August 24, 2016 – ESLT Earns National Recognition
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Now in its 15th year protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra region, Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation. . .

July 19, 2016 – The Stories of Manzanar
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Manzanar is a part of our nation’s past that many have tried to sweep under the rug. And yet there are countless stories baked into the dirt beneath the tall white monument that now stands at the Manzanar National Historic Site: stories of the Native Americans who. . .

July 11, 2016 – ESLT to Host 8th Annual Lands & Legacy
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Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust this summer as they celebrate the Eastern Sierra’s Lands & Legacy! In recognition of their 15 years of conservation success, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites the community to join in the festivities at their 8th annual Lands & Legacy. . .

June 29, 2016 – Become an AmeriCorps Member with ESLT
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Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member with Eastern Sierra Land Trust. . .

May 23, 2016 – Catch the Buzz: Tour Local Pollinator Gardens
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For three years, locals have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens. These blooming natural spaces offer more than aesthetic value: they are designed to provide much-needed habitat for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. . .

May 16, 2016 – Spring Into Action: Help Local Conservation Grow
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Everywhere you look, spring is a time for hope. And this spring, you can bring hope to the Eastern Sierra: hope for working ranches and critical wildlife, hope for generations to come. Whether you live in the Eastern Sierra, have a second home here, or visit frequently. . .

April 25, 2016 – The Stories that Shaped Inyo County
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Inyo County is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and in its honor, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be exploring Inyo’s past in a 5-part speaker series aimed at bringing to light the rich cultural and natural history of the area. Swing by ESLT’s backyard on the first. . .

April 18, 2016 – Celebrate Conservation at ESLT’s Black Lake Preserve
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Thanks to Michelle Browner, the unusual landscape and critical habitat of the Adobe Valley’s Black Lake is protected forever – and now you can experience its wonders for yourself. On May 14, join Eastern Sierra Land Trust at the Black Lake Preserve to celebrate. . .

April 11, 2016 – Get your Garden Growing at ESLT’s GardenFest
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Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds flit from tree to tree and butterflies float from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. To celebrate this season of growth, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites. . .

March 28, 2016 – Keeping the Eastern Sierra Abloom
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What’s for dinner? Without pollinators, the options might be few. With one third of the food supply and at least 80% of the world’s flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere – from backyards to dinner plates. . .

March 21, 2016 – Lend a Hand on the Land
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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. . .

March 3, 2016 – Tambour Foundation Awards $1 Million Endowment
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Now entering its 15th year of land conservation, ESLT recently announced that it has received the largest gift in the organization’s history – one that will have a major effect on its capacity, and as a result, the future of protected lands in the Eastern Sierra. . .

February 29, 2016 – Keeping Up with the Round Valley Mule Deer
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The past three years have been hard on Eastern Sierra wildlife – and our mule deer herds are no exception. Are you wondering how the deer are faring in the wake of severe drought and wildfire, including the 7,000-acre Round Fire? On March 12th. . .

February 22, 2016 – Chalfant Big Trees Teams Up with ESLT
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From a distance, Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed appears as a lush swathe of green rising from Chalfant Valley’s sandy soils. As the hands and hearts that have kept this family-owned garden store growing strong since 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair. . .

January 26, 2016 -Bridging Education and Conservation
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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. . .