Exploring our Black Lake Preserve: Pictures from our...

May 14 began bright, brisk, and breezy - we couldn't have asked for a better day to spend out on the land with friends, celebrating the conservation of our Black Lake Preserve! Partners from Eastern Sierra Audubon (ESAS) and California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter (CNPS) joined Eastern Sierra Land Trustto lead a tour exploringthis stunning property. Along the way, we enjoyed seeingsome of the diverse flora and fauna …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:08-08:00May 20th, 2016|Blog|

Join Us to Celebrate our Black Lake Preserve

See the stunning Black Lake Preserve for yourself at our celebration on May 14th! Photo © Randy Keller When Michelle Browner first visited Black Lake, she found a landscape that spoke to her soul. She felt what early settlers must have experienced when they first explored the American West. Breathtakingly beautiful, the land before her was rugged, remote, and alive with strange plants and wildlife. Thanks to Michelle, this unusual …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09-08:00April 18th, 2016|Blog|

Ring in the Spring at GardenFest!

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Join usas we"Ring in the Spring" at ourannual GardenFest Celebration! This year's GardenFest is happening in association with Take it Outside California, a new movement aimed at inspiring Californians across the state to get outdoors and connect with the natural world on April 30and May 1. Eastern Sierra Land Trust's GardenFest will take place from 11 am 2 pm on …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Get your Garden Growing at ESLT’s GardenFest

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 you to join them as they "Ring in the Spring" at their annual GardenFest... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00April 11th, 2016|Celebrations, Press Releases|

Get your Pollinator Garden Growing this Spring!

This is postwas writtenby ESLT'sEducation Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. Pollinator Project participant Margy Marshall of Bishop, CA recently created this beautiful Certified Pollinator Garden in her yard. From wildflowers to working farms, much of our region's natural treasures rely on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in order to live and thrive. But their numbers are in decline: impacted by pathogens, parasites, pesticides, and the loss of open spaces, …continue reading

2017-03-07T16:49:04-08:00March 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Lend a Hand On the Land!

This postwas writtenby ESLT'sEducation Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more aboutCatherine, href="https://easternsierralandlines.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/welcome-catherine/" target="_blank">Click Here. With the weather warming up, it's time to get a bit of dirt underneath our fingernails and grease up those elbow joints. Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been getting out on our protected lands lately, advancing our ongoing work to conserve and restoreour beautiful Eastside -- rain or shine, or‚Ķ ice!. Now we need your help. …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00March 8th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

ESLT Awarded $1 Million Endowment by the Tambour...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to announcethat wehave recently received the largest gift in ourorganization's history one that will have a major effect on ourcapacity, and as a result, the future of protected lands in the Eastern Sierra. The Tambour Foundation, a small, private charitable foundation focused on educational, environmental and other advancement opportunities around the world, has granted Eastern Sierra Land Trust $1 million to seed a new Endowment Fund. …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:01:17-08:00February 29th, 2016|Blog|

Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm &...

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 its founding in 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair are firmly rooted in the Eastern Sierra community: they are committed to doing what they can to keep the region beautiful and productive. As business sponsors …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09-08:00February 22nd, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Breaking Ice at Benton Hot Springs Ranch

This update on ESLT'songoing restoration projectat the Benton Ponds is written by ournew Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more aboutCatherine, Click Here. Here, I'm ready to use a pipe wrench to break the ice and access the water. With hatchets, pipe wrenches, and buckets in hand, our 4-person work team followed the well-worn path leading up to the pond at Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Benton Hot Springs …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00January 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Help Keep Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern Sierra Ranchlands

Help createsafer habitat for one of the iconic wildlife species that makes the Eastern Sierra so special: the elusive Greater sage-grouse. Photo © Bureau of Land Management. Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. Join usfor our2nd annual Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day, and help create safer habitat for sage-grouse onthe working ranchlands of Sinnamon Meadows! Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day Wednesday, October 14 9am-5pm Sinnamon Meadows Conservation …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00October 1st, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|
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