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Volunteer Stewardship Day at Conway and Mattly Ranches

Calling all volunteers! Come join our July 25th stewardship day, hosted by Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Mono County at Conway and Mattly Ranches. We will focus on removing a non-native species called Wooly Mullein, especially near the aquaculture zone, along irrigation ditches, and throughout a wildlife enhancement area. We will be walking ditches and using shovels, rakes, and loppers to remove plants from the ground. Removing non-native species early in the [...]

2019-07-10T16:53:11-07:00July 25th, 2019||

Lend a Hand On the Land!

This post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more about Catherine, href="https://easternsierralandlines.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/welcome-catherine/" target="_blank">Click Here. With the weather warming up, it’s time to get a bit of dirt underneath our fingernails and grease up those elbow joints. Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been getting out on our protected lands lately, advancing our ongoing work to conserve and restore our beautiful Eastside -- rain or shine, or… ice!. Now we need your help. [...]

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00March 8th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

New Book Reveals Eastside Campsites with the Most Privacy – and Proceeds Benefit ESLT’s Work

Click Here to Purchase Online The sight of billions of stars twinkling overhead mesmerized journalist Kimberly Wilkes when she first started camping in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley more than 20 years ago. She was captivated by the quietness of the area, its silence broken by only the babble of a brook, the quaking of leaves, or the soft sifting of desert sand in the breeze. The last thing she wanted [...]

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00October 14th, 2015|Blog|

Lands & Legacy 2015: A Huge Success!

If you’ve been keeping up with ESLT recently, you’ve likely heard about Lands & Legacy – our “Party of the Year” that celebrates our important conservation work. This annual weekend helps to inspire the support of our community so that we can continue our work saving the Eastern Sierra lands we all love.   At this year’s Lands & Legacy on July 24-26, that support went a step further by raising much-needed [...]

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00August 18th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00December 16th, 2014|Blog|

Success at Conway Ranch!

Success at Conway Ranch! Announcing the Permanent Protection of an Irreplaceable Community Resource 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... Press Release [PDF]

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

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 [...]

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