History and Habitat: The New Hunewill Ranch Conservation...

Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography Garnering the support of local, state, and federal agencies over the course of years, we have now secured a conservation easement in perpetuity for the historic Hunewill Ranch (est. 1861). This working ranch is located in the heart of beautiful, expansive Bridgeport Valley, and is framed by the mountain peaks that border Yosemite National Park. It is now preserved forever for wildlife and …continue reading

Breaking News: Hunewill Ranch is Protected Forever

We have some extraordinary news to share with you today. Thanks to the Hunewill family's multi-generational commitment to conservation, and thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, Hunewill Ranch in Bridgeport Valley is protected forever. This historic 4,100-acre working ranch spans wide green valleys, rises to fragrant sagebrush steppe, and is framed by the high peaks that border Yosemite National Park. It provides critical homes for sage-grouse and a migration pathway …continue reading

2020-10-27T12:47:37-07:00September 29th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Success Stories, What's New|

How You Help the Sierra Nevada Red Fox...

In 2014, the Sierra Nevada red fox made its first reappearance in Yosemite National Park for nearly 100 years. In December 2014, a wildlife camera in Yosemite National Park captured this beautiful winter photo. And that fox trotting through the scene was more than just a fun find. It was proof of the first confirmed Sierra Nevada red fox in the park in nearly 100 years. These foxes are special …continue reading

2020-01-30T11:21:19-08:00January 30th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Now Protected Forever: Sceirine Point Ranch

Congratulations - we did it!! Thanks to supporters like you, our funding partners, and the long-term vision of local ranchers Joe and David Sceirine, the scenic and historic Sceirine Point Ranch is now protected forever. Sceirine Point Ranch is a breathtakingly beautiful working ranch in Bridgeport Valley. At 2,375 acres, this historic ranch benefits our Eastern Sierra economy and provides an important home for wildlife like mule deer and sage-grouse. Now that …continue reading

2018-04-16T18:09:47-07:00March 13th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality...

Great news for Eastern Sierra conservation - and we're thrilled to share it with you first! In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA's Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region. Sage-grouse thrive in wide-open areas with abundant sagebrush, native grasses, …continue reading

2017-03-04T18:08:17-08:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

Brynn’s Story

Brynn Pewtherer is amember of Eastern Sierra Land Trust's Board of Directors. She was introduced to our work by her parents,Tony and Sherryl Taylor, who helped found our organization in 2001. Brynn lives in Marin County with her husband, Galen, and their two daughters. This holiday, Brynn shared her story with us about why she supports ESLT. Why I Give by Brynn Taylor Pewtherer I give to Eastern Sierra Land Trust to …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:07-08:00December 19th, 2016|Blog|

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|

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|

Great News from Washington DC: Conservation Tax Incentive...

You'velikelyheard about the newbudget and tax compromise bill thatCongress passedin the final days of 2015. This massive piece of legislation funds every Cabinet agency through September 2016 AND provides a comprehensive tax package that deals with a slew of importanttopics, from Big Oil to small business, cybersecurity, refugees, education, and much, much more. And largely overlooked by the media wasone of the most excitingvictoriesof all — one for landowners, land trusts, and …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:18-08:00January 12th, 2016|Blog|

Fighting Climate Change by Saving Land

Efforts to prevent increases in greenhouse gas emissions throughout California have found an ally among Eastern Sierra land conservationists. A new statewide program that aims to fight the effects of climate change has awarded ESLT a grant for $917,500 funds that will go directly towards permanently protecting Bridgeport Valley's historic Sceirine Point Ranch. Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00November 19th, 2015|Press Releases|