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Celebrating The Lands & Legacy You Protect Forever

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and inspiration in the wake of our 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 partners from across the state and beyond, our 8th annual "Party of the Year" was fantastic fun. [...]

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

Our New Project in Bridgeport Valley Just Got a $3 Million Dollar Leg Up

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Repeat after me, “In 2011, ESLT . . .”

. . . preserved 224 acres of critical wildlife habitat. Naylon Conservation Easement (104 acres) and Wilson Conservation Project (60 acres) preserves critical habitat in the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor, ensuring safe passage for the mule deer during their bi-annual migration through Swall Meadows. Willow Flat Conservation Easement preserves 60 acres near the Sonora Junction, including a half mile stretch of the Little Walker River. The property provides the West [...]

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00February 10th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

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 [...]

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|

What’s Happening at ESLT: Top Ten Things You May Not Know

1.  We discovered an imperiled and beautiful butterfly on one of our preserved properties this summer, confirmed by local naturalist, Derham Giuliani. 2.  Our first financial audit (voluntary) report card: No significant deficiencies, just a few procedural improvements recommended.  ESLT has brought over $5 million into our communities in our organizational lifetime! 3.  All our important records are now in a new fireproof file cabinet in a safe location offsite. 4.  We’re [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:34-08:00November 3rd, 2009|Blog, Volunteer|
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