Byng Hunt: On Board with ESLT

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to welcome long-time Mammoth Lakes resident and Eastern Sierra advocate, Byng Hunt, to its Board of Directors. Byng recently retired from his role as Mono County District 5 Supervisor, a position he had held since 1999. After supporting ESLT's work as a member for many years, Byng is thankful for the opportunity to now help advance their important land conservation work in the Eastern Sierra by …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00March 24th, 2015|Celebrations, Press Releases|

We Need You – Apply Today to become...

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Half Term AmeriCorps Member working with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! We're looking for an AmeriCorps member to join our team and help protect Eastern Sierra landscapes by leading ESLT's restoration efforts in 2015! We are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00March 19th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

ESLT Welcomes New Executive Director, Kay Ogden

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust Board of Directors is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Executive Director search with the appointment of Kay Ogden. Kay left her position as Associate Director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance in South Lake Tahoe to begin work as ESLT Executive Director on May 1. She brings great passion for the Eastern Sierra landscape... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00May 6th, 2013|Membership, Press Releases|

Dear ESLT Friends

Dear ESLT Friends, I'm writing to let you know that I'm planning to step down from my position as Executive Director ofEastern Sierra Land Trust. After almost 12 exciting and gratifying years of helping get this nonprofit up and running, I'm ready for some new challenges and opportunities. I'll be staying on until my successor is in place and will serve on the search committee. In the future, I'm planning to serve …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:03-08:00August 29th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases|

Dreaming of Wide Open Spaces

As 2011 comes to a close, I can truly say this has been the most exciting year I have experienced at Eastern Sierra Land Trust. In just the past six months we have completed five conservation projects totaling over 1500 acres of treasured Eastern Sierra land preserved for perpetuity. From the expansion of migration corridors that will forever ensure safe passage for wildlife to the preservation of a family farm first homesteaded …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:07-08:00December 28th, 2011|Blog|

Willow Flat Easement: Critical Wildlife Habitat Preserved

written by David Woodruff, ESLT Deputy Director Eastern Sierra landowner Tina Bundy Nappe and her family have permanently preserved her 60 acres for future generations. Her land, know as Willow Flat, which includes a half a mile of the Little Walker River, has now been preserved with a conservation easement, a voluntary binding land protection agreement between the landowner and Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT). The Nappe family retains ownership and management …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:15:02-08:00July 22nd, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Hunewill Ranch in Bridgeport Valley celebrates 150 years!

Hunewill Guest Ranch - Celebrating 150 years: 1861 to 2011 Join in the Fun Friday, July 15, 2011 The Hunewill Guest Ranch is one of the oldest working guest ranches in California and one of the oldest continuously owned family ranches in the American West. 2011 marks their 150th year as a cattle ranch, and their 80th year as a guest ranch. The fourth, fifth, and sixth generations of the Hunewill family …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:11-08:00July 13th, 2011|Blog|

ESLT Turns Nine

In February, 2001, ESLT gained 501(c)3 nonprofit status as the first and only local land trust in the Eastern Sierra. But how does a land trust begin? According to Rick Kattelmann, one of the founding members and a former Mono County Planning Commission member, "I remember ten years of assorted conversations, casual talk about how the Eastern Sierra could use a land trust." And then in 2000, seven Mono County citizens, including …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:33-08:00February 5th, 2010|Blog|