Help Keep Sage-Grouse Aloft on Eastern Sierra Ranchlands

Help createsafer habitat for one of the iconic wildlife species that makes the Eastern Sierra so special: the elusive Greater sage-grouse. Photo © Bureau of Land Management. Maintaining safe habitat for the rare Bi-State Greater sage-grouse is no small task. Join usfor our2nd annual Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day, and help create safer habitat for sage-grouse onthe working ranchlands of Sinnamon Meadows! Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day Wednesday, October 14 9am-5pm Sinnamon Meadows Conservation …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00October 1st, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

A Day in the Life: Gettin’ Muddy at...

What a gorgeous day to put in some good restoration work at the Benton Hot Springs Ranch Conservation Easement! Photo © Abbey Blair We've been hard at work recently out at our Benton Hot Springs Ranch Conservation Easement, pulling cattailsto keep the ponds healthy and brimming with life. A couple weeks ago,ESLT Restoration & Education Coordinators / AmeriCorps Members Abbey Blair and Sara Kokkelenberg, plus ESLT Land Conservation Program Director …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00August 25th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

Volunteer to Restore Critical Habitat Today!

Field season is in full swing at Eastern Sierra Land Trust that means we've been getting outdoors and giving back to our protected lands, and we need your help! By lending a hand with our important restoration work, you will help preserve crucial wildlife habitat and return native plants to our fire-damaged landscapes in Swall Meadows. Native plants in Swall Meadows are showing promising regrowth (and beautiful blooms, such as the …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00June 29th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Sus Danner: Taking the Reins of ESLT’s Lands...

If you've stoppedby ESLT'soffice recently, you've likelynoticedsome freshfaces. We've been growing - after all, 'tis the season! - and we're thrilled to introduce you toSusanna Danner, the latest addition to our team. Joining us at the start of this month, Susnow fills a critical role at ESLT asour Land Conservation Program Director.

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00May 26th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Local Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered...

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra's Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Greater sage grouse is an unusual, …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00April 27th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Round Fire Devastates Swall Meadows

Dear Friends, There are truly no words for these feelings - I think crying and hugging one another come closer to expressing what is bursting inside. Our close-knit community was hit hard on February 6th by the devastatingly intense Round Fire. A devastating wildfire earlier this month ravaged homes and habitat in the Eastern Sierra. Photo © Jerry Dodrill. The statistics tell one part of the firestorm's story: 7,000 burned …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00March 4th, 2015|Blog|

House Bill – Your Action Needed!

Big news from Washington! A new Conservation Easement Incentive Act has been introduced in the House, and things are moving quickly - it will be up for a vote of the full House as early as next Wednesday. If passed, this incentive will help make it possible to continue our work to preserve more of our cherished Eastern Sierra lands. But we need your help to make this happen. Here is a …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00February 4th, 2015|Blog|
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ESLT Welcomes Mini to the Office!

All of us at ESLT are thrilled to welcome Mini Mantzouranis to our office as our new Membership Development Coordinator. Mini has been living in the Eastern Sierra for just a few months; you may recognize her from the front counter at Bishop's Range and River Books, where she has been working part-time since she moved to the area. We are excited that she was able to jump right in and join …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00January 29th, 2015|Blog|

ESLT is Hiring – Two Exciting New Employment...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is hiring! We have two opportunities available, and are looking to add enthusiastic new members to our team as soon as possible. The open positions Lands Conservation Program Manager and Membership & Development Coordinator are ideally suited for individuals with a diverse set of skills, a talent for multi-tasking and working independently, and an ability to thrive in ESLT's fast-paced, dynamic office environment here in Bishop, CA. …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00January 13th, 2015|Blog|