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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 Newsletter shares updates about our conservation projects, events, and other news from our community.

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SierraScapes – Fall 2020

Inside our latest issue, you will:

  • Meet a bedrock of the Eastern Sierra community since 1861: the Hunewill family.
  • Learn about the wildlife that thrive at Hunewill Ranch
  • Celebrate good news like a new Wetlands Reserve Easement on Black Lake Preserve
  • Revisit last year’s successes in our condensed 2019 Annual Report
  • And more…

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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! The ESLT Express features stories from our blog, information about upcoming events and volunteer days, and reflections from ESLT Executive Director/CEO Kay Ogden.

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2021 Press Releases

Ullman Ranch Conservation Easement just north of Bridgeport Valley, California

May XX, 2021 – ESLT secures conservation easement on Ullman Ranch, protecting the heart of Huntoon Valley

Press Release [PDF]

The heart of scenic Huntoon Valley is being preserved for water, wildlife, and sustainable cattle ranching through a conservation easement by rancher George “Corky” Ullman and Eastern Sierra Land Trust. North of the town of Bridgeport, at the foot of the Sweetwater Mountains, a shining creek curves through three miles of bright green meadows in Huntoon Valley. This seasonal cattle ranch, along the historic stagecoach route…

Press Release Archive

2020 Press Releases

October 20, 2020 – ESLT Secures Conservation Easement for Historic Hunewill Ranch
Press Release [PDF]

Garnering the support of local, state and federal agencies over the course of years, ESLT secured a conservation easement in perpetuity for the historic Hunewill Ranch (est. 1861). As a result, the working ranch located in the heart of beautiful, expansive Bridgeport Valley…

July 7, 2020 – Apply Today! Become an AmeriCorps Member with ESLT
Press Release [PDF]

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! ESLT and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership are seeking…

July 2, 2020 – Another Layer of Protection for ESLT’s Black Lake Preserve
Press Release [PDF]

Follow Highway 120 northwest from Benton and you’ll enter Adobe Valley. There, distant mountain peaks frame wide expanses of fragrant, blooming sagebrush. Now, a three-year collaboration between ESLT and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has led to…

May 12, 2020 – Protecting All Species For All Time
Press Release [PDF]

Today, fewer cars ramble up and down Scenic Highway 395. Snow fell this spring; it stayed on the mountain without the usual tracks of skiers and snowboarders. Fishing spots, campsites, and picnic areas lie empty. But who’s still coming out to play? Mule deer, bobcats, songbirds…

April 15, 2020 – A Diverse Coalition Unifies Around Sage-Grouse Conservation
Press Release [PDF]

Our conservation community has something to celebrate! That’s because on March 30th this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is…

February 18, 2020 – Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer
Press Release [PDF]

At this time of year, many animals that call the Eastern Sierra their home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in the winter…

February 12, 2020 – Apply Today! Become an AmeriCorps Member with ESLT
Press Release [PDF]

Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Are you looking for a way to give back to our land and community? Apply today to become ESLTís next AmeriCorps Member…

February 12, 2020 – An Eastern Sierra Harmony of Community, Land Conservation, Music, and Art
Press Release [PDF]

A bass chants a beat as a trumpet trills over the top. As The Bill Schuck Quartet hums and harmonizes, their notes hanging in the Eastern Sierra air, you can go meander through a maze of Rhondda Saundersís bold, jump-off-the-canvas artwork…

Conservation Highlights: ESLT’s 2019 Annual Report

What conservation successes have we accomplished, and what is on the horizon for the years to come?

Our comprehensive 2019 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.

To view older Annual Reports, please visit our Financials Page.