Welcome to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust Newsroom: your source for information and updates about Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conservation work in our community.

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SierraScapes Newsletter

Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s bi-annual, printed SierraScapes Member Newsletter shares updates about our conservation projects, events, and other news from our community.

Would you like to receive our next issue of SierraScapes? We’d love to share it with you – please contact us, and we’ll add you to our mailing list.

SierraScapes – Fall/Winter 2018

Inside our latest issue of SierraScapes, you’ll also read about:
  • Mule deer on the move,
  • Finding a patch of joy,
  • How you’ve brought national recognition to ESLT,
  • What happens when wetlands go without water,
  • The latest in land stewardship projects,
  • Connecting kids with nature,
  • ESLT’s 2017 financial summary, and more!

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Recent issues of SierraScapes:

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ESLT Express E-Newsletter

Want to keep current on conservation news, event updates, and other ways to get involved? Our e-newsletter is the resource you need! Arriving in your inbox about once a month, the ESLT Express features stories from our Blog, information about upcoming events and volunteer days, and reflections from ESLT Executive Director Kay Ogden.

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Press Release Archive

To view ESLT’s press releases from years past, please Click Here

2018 Press Releases

August 28, 2018 – Eastern Sierra Land Trust Recognized as National Conservation Leadership Partner of the Year
Press Release [PDF]
Since its founding in 2001, Bishop-based nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) has made its mark in the Eastern Sierra community by maximizing the power of partnerships. Now this collaborative approach is gaining national acclaim . . .

Great Sierra River Cleanup in Bishop California

August 28, 2018 – The Great Sierra River Cleanup
Press Release [PDF]
Eastern Sierra Land Trust is calling for volunteers to join in the 10th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday, September 15th from 9am-12pm to help clean up Keough’s Hot Springs and the Pleasant Valley Campground. . . .

August 20, 2018 – Eastern Sierra Land Trust Certifies 100th Pollinator Garden
Press Release [PDF]
Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) will certify its 100th pollinator garden on August 30th to address water conservation, the importance of native plants and the rapid disappearance of pollinators. With one-third of our food supply and at least eighty percent of the world’s . . .

conway mattley ranch landscape photo by Rick Kattelmann

May 18, 2018 – Celebrate Conservation Successes with a Party for Protection
Press Release [PDF]
Celebrate the hope and resiliency that can be found in nature with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) at their 10th Annual Lands & Legacy weekend, June 8-10, 2018. Everyone is invited to purchase tickets to this annual benefit . . .

April 23, 2018 – Join ESLT to Kick Off Spring at GardenFest
Press Release [PDF]
Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) invites everyone to “ring in the spring” at their annual GardenFest, held in their backyard in Bishop on Saturday, May 5. This free, family-friendly event celebrates. . .

March 26, 2018 – Bring Your Garden to Life This Spring
Press Release [PDF]
Anyone can help keep the Eastern Sierra thriving and productive for years to come by providing a home for pollinators. Those interested in learning how to create a pollinator-friendly garden. . .

March 12, 2018 – California Ranchers Safeguard Agriculture and Sage-Grouse Habitat
Press Release [PDF]
Eastern Sierra Land Trust announces the completion of their largest conservation easement to date on Sceirine Point Ranch, showcasing how conservation and sustainable agriculture effectively work together. . .

February 7, 2018 – Following the Round Valley Mule Deer
Press Release [PDF]
Every year, many wildlife species in the Eastern Sierra migrate in search of warmer weather, food, and a place to have their young. For the local Round Valley mule deer, early spring marks the time to venture onto well-worn trails. . .

February 5, 2018 – Carrying A Torch For Rare Desert Fish
Press Release [PDF]
Through a partnership with private landowner Bill Bramlette, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and CalFire, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has recently reached a crucial step to restore important wildlife habitat at the ponds on Benton Hot Springs Ranch. . .

Conservation Highlights: ESLT’s 2016 Annual Report

To view Annual Reports from previous years, visit our Financials Page

What conservation successes did we accomplish in 2016, and what is on the horizon for the years to come?

Our 2016 Annual Report answers these questions and more, and provides you with insights into how your donations are being used to protect more of the places you love.

Click Here to Read ESLT’s 2016 Annual Report [PDF]