6 pronghorn gathered in a snowy area

You Can Save Eastern Sierra Land and Wildlife

Spend time enjoying the Eastern Sierra, and you'll watch the landscape come alive. Here, golden desert mesas and sagebrush steppe teem with species like pronghorn, pygmy rabbit, and bobcat. The rare Bi-State sage-grouse meanwhile raises their chicks on the green irrigated meadows in places like Bridgeport Valley. These valley ecosystems rise suddenly to towering peaks, creating homes for species like black bear, the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, and Sierra Nevada red …continue reading

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 clear …continue reading

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

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 diverse range of habitat makes birding a particularly …continue reading

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

On Nov. 29: Triple Your Gift!

On Tuesday, November 29, we have just 24 hours to turn an ordinary weekday into something remarkable: a day to celebrate and strengthen local conservation, right here in the Eastern Sierra. And you can make that possible. Each yearon the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, we celebrate Giving Tuesday: theNational Day of CharitableGiving. And this year, your Giving Tuesday donation on Nov. 29 willhave THREE TIMES the power. That's because the Eastern Sierra Land …continue reading

2017-03-03T10:53:47-08:00November 21st, 2016|Blog|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Now in our15thyear protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has some exciting news to share: we haveachieved renewed accreditation! This is a mark of great distinction in land conservation nationwide. Awarded byThe Land Trust Accreditation Commission, ourre-accreditation demonstrates the Commission'sconfidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust's conserved lands will continue to be protected forever. Our Black Lake Preserve,Photo © …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:44-08:00August 24th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Celebrating The Lands & Legacy You Protect Forever

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and inspiration in the wake ofour recent Lands & Legacy Celebration. The whole weekend was simply magical: filled with wonderful friends, endless encouragement, and dreams of the lands that we can conserve together. Dreams that are already becoming realities thanks to the generosity of supporters like you. Bringing together our conservation partnersfrom across the state and beyond,our 8th annual "Party of the Year" was fantastic fun. …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45-08:00August 18th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

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|
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