Happy Birthday to Us – Perpetuity and Beyond

ESLT has hit double digits! We are now ten years old and well on the way to perpetuity. We want to thank everyone who helped us get this far founding members, volunteers, landowners, agency friends, and our many supporters. Thank you all! This is going to be a momentous year for ESLT for many reasons we have a lot of very important and exciting land conservation projects that will be completed this …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:10:51-08:00February 4th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Happy Holidays from ESLT

Because of your support this year, we: Preserved 135 acres of a working farm and wildlife migration corridor in the Mono Basin. Continued work on preserving an additional 2383 acres of vital lands in the Eastern Sierra, from high atop the Sweetwater Mountains near Bridgeport down to the shore of Owens Lake. Taught environmental education to over 100 students through restoration projects, science camp presentations, and the sunflower garden project. …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:48:00-08:00December 22nd, 2010|Blog, Volunteer|

What a Wonderful Time of the Year

Your generosity and vision for preserving the Eastern Sierra are extraordinary. This is an opportunity to make the world a better place. Why? Because the Eastern Sierra with its expansive and breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife and critical habitats, and unique rural character is truly one of the world's most important treasures. Why? Because the cherished open spaces, working and wild landscapes, and recreational opportunities of the Eastern Sierra will disappear if we …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:48:00-08:00November 17th, 2010|Blog|

DeChambeau Creek Conservation Easement – Celebration!

One beautiful fall Saturday last month, Mono Basin friends of ESLT gathered at DeChambeau Creek to celebrate the preservation of 135 acres. The following is a small photo collage of our morning with landowner Jan Simis and caretaker Joel Ellis, as we enjoyed the fall colors and delicious local foods lunch. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Apple …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:16-08:00November 1st, 2010|Blog|

Hot off the Press: SierraScapes Newsletter

Read it Today! ESLT's Summer 2010 Newsletter is now available to read online. SierraScape Highlights include: indepth look at the DeChambeau Creek conservation easement Crooning Spadefoot Toads in the Mono Basin How ESLT is helping to improve rangeland and habitat List of ESLT business partners continues to grow Member Spotlight highlights local Eastern Sierra Plein Air painter We hope you'll enjoy! Serena

2017-03-03T12:12:29-08:00August 4th, 2010|Blog|

Mono Basin Traditions Preserved

DeChambeau Creek, which runs through the conservation easement and is where the name comes from, drains into Mono Lake Mono County landowner, Jan Simis, has permanently preserved her 135 acres for future generations. Her land, which sits at the very western edge of the Mono Basin, has now been preserved with a conservation easement, a voluntary binding land protection agreement between the landowner and Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT). Jan …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:31-08:00May 5th, 2010|Blog|

Rocks and craters and local foods

Saturday, August 22nd, dawned cloudy and overcast. 22 geology enthusiasts gathered just south of Round Valley, to hear professor emeritus of geology, Terry Wright, shed some light on the rocks. The first topic, geology of the Owens and Deep Springs Valleys. Terry had just recently completed a diagram showing this, a cross-section that captures the geology from the Sierra Nevada to the White Mountains. Our tour continued north, stopping at …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:47-08:00August 27th, 2009|Blog|