Another Layer of Protection for Black Lake Preserve

Black Lake Preserve © Randy Keller, ESLT Board of Directors Follow Highway 120 northwest from Benton and you’ll enter Adobe Valley. There, distant mountain peaks frame wide expanses of fragrant, blooming sagebrush. Native Americans once used this valley as a trading and hunting route, traversing vast fields where wildlife like pronghorn, pygmy rabbits, and more abound. Crowds of Bi-State sage-grouse once gathered here in traditional annual mating dances, on dancing ...continue reading

Come Explore our Oasis in the Desert

The Place: It’s summer, and we know you’re getting outside to play! Here at ESLT, summer is also stewardship season, and we’ve already been out caring for our special places. So this season, we would like to encourage everyone to visit one of ESLT’s remarkable destinations – Black Lake Preserve. Thanks to our incredible volunteer teams and supporters, we’ve been improving land conditions at the Preserve this year. We’ve worked together to ...continue reading

2019-07-02T11:07:05-07:00June 27th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Success Stories, Volunteer, What's New|

Migratory Bird Day at Black Lake Preserve

Come celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with ESLT and the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society! International Migratory Bird Day is May 11th and to celebrate, we will be hosting a day of bird spotting and a walk-about at our beautiful . Come spend the morning alongside the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society's experts as we all view the many local and migratory species that call this unique alkali lake home. All birding levels are ...continue reading

2019-04-29T11:16:16-07:00May 11th, 2019|

Ring in Spring! See you this Saturday at...

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 the Eastern Sierra is filled with life. To celebrate this season of new growth, Bishop-based nonprofit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) invites community members of all ages to ring in spring at their 10th annual GardenFest Celebration. This free, ...continue reading

2019-05-01T18:04:41-07:00May 1st, 2019|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Discover Incredible Migratory Birds This Spring!

At lakes and rare wetlands throughout the Eastern Sierra, birders have the interesting opportunity to find shorebirds such as Wilson’s Phalarope, American Avocet and Black-Necked Stilts in the middle of the desert.                  Photo by Brady Owens, BLM. As the days get warmer and longer, we are starting to see lots of migrating birds passing through California. Here in the Eastern Sierra, our ...continue reading

2019-04-29T11:55:01-07:00March 25th, 2019|Blog, On the Wild Side|