Conservation Takes Flight: Keeping Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern...

Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. This unusual ground-nesting bird is often found on ranchland, where good range management and sustainable grazing provide an ideal environment for sage-grouse to forage, perform their renowned courtship dances, and raise their chicks. New rangeland science has led to modified fence designs that reduce sage-grouse mortality, but old fencing left on the range still poses serious risks and barbed …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00September 30th, 2015|Press Releases, Volunteer|

Lands & Legacy 2015: A Huge Success!

If you've been keeping up with ESLT recently, you've likely heard about Lands & Legacy our "Party of the Year" that celebrates our important conservation work. This annual weekend helps to inspire the support of our community so that we can continue our work saving the Eastern Sierra lands we all love. At this year's Lands & Legacy on July 24-26, that support went a step further by raising much-needed funds to …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00August 18th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

In Memory Of Our Dear Friend James Wilson

Along with the entireEastern Sierra community, I was crushed to learn of the recent and unexpected passing of our dear friend, James Wilson. James was a lifelongchampion of the Eastside, and much of his vibrant life was devoted to protecting the wild spaces and creatures we all cherish. His passion, dedication and vision for our region will be deeply and sorely missed. Because no one has said it better in my mind, …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:01:17-08:00August 5th, 2015|Blog|

Local Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered...

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra's Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Greater sage grouse is an unusual, …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00April 27th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Ring in the Spring with ESLT at GardenFest!

Spring is abloom, and the growing season is in full swing. Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds sing merrily and butterflies dance from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. In celebration of this time of growth and discovery, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to "ring in the spring" at our annual GardenFest! This free, family-friendly event will take place from 3 6pm on May Day, Friday May 1st, in our(new!) office …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00April 21st, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Conway Ranch: Protected Forever!

Cooperation can feel like a rare event these days. But when the future of one of Mono County's most iconic panoramas was in question, true cross-agency teamwork and innovative thinking led to real action and success. On December 1, the Eastern Sierra witnessed a major conservation victory: the permanent protection of Conway Ranch. Representatives from Mono County, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National Fish …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00December 16th, 2014|Blog|

Breaking News: Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently...

1,240 Acres of Ranch Land and Important Wildlife Habitat Preserved Forever! Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra's cherished landscapes. ESLT is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, a stunning expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property's working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs, and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 10th, 2014|Blog, Press Releases|

Local Land Trust Documents Wildlife in Migration Corridor

Have you ever wondered what wildlife might be doing when you aren't looking? Eastern Sierra Land Trust set out to learn more this year and "capture" some of the wild visitors and residents of the important and diverse area known as the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor. With a small grant from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, ESLT purchased a motion sensor activated camera and stationed it for weeks at a time …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00December 14th, 2012|Press Releases|

Have you seen this bird?

The greater sage-grouse has been in the news a little bit lately, and is likely to be getting quite a bit more attention in the next few years. These interesting birds are the largest grouse to occur in North America, and their unique appearance (who doesn't love a bird with yellow eyebrows) and courtship displays have made them a favorite amongst folks who are willing to brave freezing pre-dawn spring mornings for …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00May 16th, 2012|Blog|
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