Conway Ranch: Protected Forever!

Cooperation can feel like a rare event these days. But when the future of one of Mono County's most iconic panoramas was in question, true cross-agency teamwork and innovative thinking led to real action and success. On December 1, the Eastern Sierra witnessed a major conservation victory: the permanent protection of Conway Ranch. Representatives from Mono County, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National Fish …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00December 16th, 2014|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 means …continue reading

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

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|

Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently Protected by...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) 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 held by ESLT... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00September 9th, 2014|Press Releases|

Making an Impact in their Hometown: Meet ESLT’s...

Last week, ESLT summer intern Jessie O'Dell joined Ali and Sara - ESLT's AmeriCorps Members and Education Coordinators - for some fun in the field, removing invasive Bull thistle from the Benton Ponds. This summer, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has some extra help around the office and in the field. We are thrilled to welcome Claire Jellison and Jessie O'Dell to the ESLT family as summer interns! Both of these …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:22-08:00July 24th, 2014|Blog|

ESLT Receives Funding to Help Preserve Sinnamon Meadows

On March 7, 2013, Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) approved funding for one of Eastern Sierra Land Trust's (ESLT) current land conservation projects. Known as Sinnamon Meadows, the property is located in northern Mono County, and contains significant key wildlife habitat, watershed and scenic values. The grant funds received from SNC will provide a portion of what will be needed to complete the conservation easement acquisition on this important property... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00March 11th, 2013|Press Releases|

Local Land Trust Documents Wildlife in Migration Corridor

Have you ever wondered what wildlife might be doing when you aren't looking? Eastern Sierra Land Trust set out to learn more this year and "capture" some of the wild visitors and residents of the important and diverse area known as the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor. With a small grant from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation, ESLT purchased a motion sensor activated camera and stationed it for weeks at a time …continue reading

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

Fall Wildlife Activity

It is officially fall now and the nights are cooling down quickly. Aspen groves are starting to change color and the wildlife are on the move. We recently captured some activity on a conservation easement property located in Swall Meadows, we thought you would all enjoy some of these cool shots. [slideshow] -Aaron

2017-03-03T12:12:23-08:00September 25th, 2012|Blog, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

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|