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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.

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SierraScapes – Fall 2019

Inside our latest issue, you’ll read about:
  • How you’re helping pronghorn
  • Our Executive Director’s arrival (by bicycle!) to the Eastside
  • How you protected Lundy Canyon
  • A summary of our 2018 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! 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

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2019 Press Releases

September 11, 2019 – 33,000 Volunteers, 847 Tons of Trash and Counting
Press Release [PDF]

More than 60% of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada. And we also use these waterways for fishing, swimming, boating and more. So this September, local groups including Eastern Sierra Land Trust . . . .

August 29, 2019 – ESLT is Helping Bi-State Sage-Grouse. Join Them!
Press Release [PDF]

Bi-State sage-grouse on the border of California and Nevada are a genetically distinct population of sage-grouse, and are a loved species here in the Eastern Sierra. Due to habitat loss, these birds are at risk of decline. So this September, volunteers . . . .

August 5, 2019 – Small But Mighty: This Little Free Library is Uniting Summer Readers
Press Release [PDF]

At the quiet corner of North Fowler Street and Church Street in Bishop, there’s a small but mighty new institution – a Little Free Library! Local nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust has installed this free community resource outside their office at 250 North Fowler Street for everyone to enjoy. Reading changes lives . . . .

July 30, 2019 – Chris Webster and Nina Gerber, Live at an Intimate Round Valley Garden Concert
Press Release [PDF]

A guitar strums, and a magical clear voice layers over the chords. You put your head back and close your eyes, only to open them and catch the alpine glow on the Sierra peaks . . . .

July 23, 2019 – Kids, Get Out Your Crayons and Paint!
Press Release [PDF]

With school out and summer almost halfway through, families everywhere are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged and active – and local nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust is offering an opportunity . . . .

July 2, 2019 – Become an AmeriCorps Member with Eastern Sierra Land Trust!
Press Release [PDF]

Eastern Sierra land trust has a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader to become our next Education Coordinator. On July 1, applications will open to become . . . .

May 1, 2019 – A Day for Spotting Incredible Birds that Migrate through The Eastside
Press Release [PDF]

As our days grow warmer and longer, Eastern Sierra residents are starting to see something in those sunny skies. Birds! Lots of migrating birds are currently journeying through . . . .

April 24, 2019 – Celebrate Spring at Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s 10th Annual GardenFest Celebration
Press Release [PDF]
Look outside! Birds and butterflies are on the wing, early blooms are splashing the valley with vibrant colors and community members across the region are preparing their soon-to-be-flourishing gardens. Spring has finally arrived and . . . .

March 25, 2019 – Pollinators: The Key to a Blooming Backyard
Press Release [PDF]
As gardening season begins and wildflowers start to appear, you may also spot the fluttering pollinators that make the beauty of spring in the Eastern Sierra possible. Over one-third of the world’s crops and over 90% of flowering plants are dependent on pollinators. We feel their impact . . .

February 13, 2019 – Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer
Press Release [PDF]
At this time of the year, many animals that call the Eastern Sierra home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in their usual habitat and the weather gets colder, many animals migrate to . . .

Conservation Highlights: ESLT’s 2018 Annual Report

To view Annual Reports from 2017 and other years, visit our Financials Page

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

Our comprehensive 2018 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 2018 Annual Report [PDF]