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A Diverse Coalition Unifies Around Sage-Grouse Conservation

  Our conservation community has something to celebrate! That's because on March 30th this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) announced it is withdrawing a 2013 proposed rule to list the Bi-State sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. USFWS made this decision after an "extended and comprehensive analysis of the best available science." They concluded that local conservation actions have and will continue to successfully reduce threats to [...]

2020-04-07T15:44:46-07:00April 7th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Sierra Stability in a Changing World, by Bob Gardner

by Bob Gardner, President of ESLT's Board of Directors This photo is of my twin sister and I in front of our home on North Fowler Street in Bishop. Our home is gone now but was right next to the current ESLT Office building, which you can see in the photo. I spent most of my childhood in Bishop. It was a perfect place to grow up, with creeks within walking distance, [...]

2020-01-27T16:57:12-08:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Protected Forever – Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills

Bodie Hills, © Bob Wick   There's great news today in the Eastern Sierra - the beautiful Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills are protected forever! Thank you to The Wilderness Land Trust for working hard to protect this important habitat for wildlife like Bi-State sage-grouse, pronghorn, and black bear. The following notes about the project were written by our friends at The Wilderness Land Trust. We're looking forward to continuing [...]

2019-12-17T10:36:49-08:00December 16th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, Success Stories, What's New|

11 Months Later, Hooked by the Eastside

Marie Ring has energized our Community Connections Program as this year's AmeriCorps Member and Education Coordinator at ESLT. Her last day of her 2018-2019 service term was this weekend's Great Sierra River Cleanup. BUT, she'll be staying on with us for another year of service! We're lucky to have her. Photo by Kristen Stipanov, ESLT. Almost one year ago, I was packing my 2003 Volvo for the 3,000-mile cross-country trip [...]

2019-09-23T16:39:41-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Growing, Growing, Gardens!

Certified Pollinator Gardens are beginning to blanket the Eastside! By helping local pollinators like butterflies and bees, they help our neighborhoods and our entire region thrive. Do you know the secret to a blooming backyard, and to a thriving Eastside ecosystem? Sun and soil are important, but it’s the butterflies, bees, bats, and hummingbirds that bring your garden and our world to life year after year. Our Eastside Pollinator Garden [...]

2019-09-19T13:59:50-07:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Send Us Your Winter Photography!

The snowy mountains look spectacular, don't they? Our Eastern Sierra mountains always look spectacular. As the grandeur of this season unfolds, we are holding a contest to judge the most dramatic images of that crisp, white snow in contrast with those long, dark winter shadows. Please share your images from this winter season between now and March 12th by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram, or by emailing them to . The [...]

2019-02-26T10:50:29-08:00February 25th, 2019|Blog|

Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer

Each and every year, a mule deer doe teaches her fawns to make the long journey from their winter range on the valley floor to their summer range in the High Sierra meadows and then back again in the cooler season. You might not know that the journey they take each year through the Eastern Sierra is not instinctual. Wildlife biologists’ research has documented that migration patterns are learned behavior; the doe [...]

2019-03-06T14:49:39-08:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, On the Wild Side|

Proposition 68: Investing in Our Future

This June, California residents will vote on a game-changing initiative in local conservation. Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, will put $4 billion to work to address our state’s most critical water, park, and natural resource needs. This is the largest proposed investment in natural resources and underserved communities in California’s history. It is the first natural resources bond passed by the CA state legislature in fifteen years, and [...]

2018-04-19T17:40:30-07:00April 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Bring Your Garden To Life This Spring

Pollinator Garden Workshop Saturday, April 14 from 10am - 12pm at White Mountain Research Center At our free Pollinator Garden Workshop, you'll hear from local experts about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and how you can create a blooming haven for pollinators. If you’re like most people, you probably can’t imagine a world without fruits, vegetables, wildflowers, and other flowering plants. However, you may be surprised to hear that these are now at risk [...]

2018-04-16T17:49:20-07:00March 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

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|
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