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Celebrate California’s Wild Side at Lands & Legacy!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Lands & Legacy 2015 is now sold out! Were you still hoping to reserve a ticket for our Party of the Year? Call us at (760) 873-4554 to be added to our wait list! With your help, ESLT has already made a major impact on the future of California's "Wild Side" - our treasured Eastern Sierra. We’ve protected vital wildlife habitat and generations-old working family farms. We’ve spearheaded stewardship and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00July 7th, 2015|Blog|

Our New Project in Bridgeport Valley Just Got...

On a frozen February morning earlier this year, ESLT Lands Director Aaron Johnson and I took a drive up to Bridgeport, CA to visit with a family that has been ranching in this iconic, high-Sierra valley for generations. They had invited us to come out for a visit, and were interested in conservation options that would allow them to protect their land as a working ranch. So we bundled up, exchanged introductions ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 24th, 2014|Blog|

ESLT’s Sold-Out Lands & Legacy Celebration: A Huge...

Our recent Lands & Legacy Celebration was simply amazing – filled with inspiration, good food and company, and visions of the preserved open spaces in the Eastern Sierra’s future. By the time we returned to the office the following Tuesday, my email in-box and our office voicemail were packed with messages from folks letting us know what a great time they had. Many said it was the “best ESLT event ever,” which ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 19th, 2014|Blog, Celebrations|

2011 ESLT Annual Report now online

Dear Friends, 2011 was a banner year for ESLT. Highlights included celebrating our 10th birthday, receiving accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Commission, and increasing the total number of conservation easements to fifteen. President of the Board, Tony Taylor, cuts the cake at ESLT's 10th birthday party. Yet these achievements didn’t happen overnight. They are instead the culmination of years of effort and diligent behind-the-scenes work on the part ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:23-08:00August 20th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Historic Conservation Values

Did you know that lands preserved by ESLT in partnership with private landowners have included what was once the highest elevation production orchard in the Country, the first farm established in Hammil Valley (also a railroad stop), and a portion of one of the earliest ranches in Big Meadows, which we now know as Bridgeport? Apple orchard in Swall Meadows Working in land conservation we spend a lot of time ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00June 20th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley

Local Ranchers preserve additional Working Agricultural Lands in Bridgeport Valley Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as “Big Meadows”, is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement. This important new ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25-08:00January 20th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley

Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as “Big Meadows”, is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00January 18th, 2012|Press Releases|

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|

Eastern Sierra Landscapes Art Show and Sale begins...

We are thrilled to present this beautiful show featuring the incredible Oak Group, conservation painters from the Santa Barbara area, in addition to several Eastern Sierra artists.  Their work fills the Faulkner Gallery in downtown Santa Barbara with all our favorite vistas, from southern Owens Valley to Bridgeport - valleys to peaks, flowers to granite spires, and more.  I hope you'll get the opportunity to visit this amazing display of beauty and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:28-08:00September 2nd, 2010|Blog|

Mono County Easement Visits in Full Swing

Aaron Johnson, our Lands Program Coordinator, and myself, have been escaping the Bishop heat for cooler ground up in Mono County. We have begun the annual monitoring process of ESLT's conservation easements. Each easement has its own monitoring plan, to be carried out according to the values for which it was preserved. All easements, however, must be monitored annually with the same degree of specificity and detail.  We always schedule these visits ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:29-08:00July 23rd, 2010|Blog|