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Bristlecone Grove: Stand the Test of Time

Have you visited the ancient Bristlecone pine groves? Found far up in the White Mountains overlooking the Owens Valley, they’re a breathtaking sight. As some of the oldest living life forms in the world (one has been dated at over 5,000 years), these trees have endured countless blizzards and droughts over the centuries. They're a living symbol of the Eastern Sierra's legacy, and their roots run deep. Bristlecone pines stand the test of [...]

2018-03-03T20:26:11-08:00February 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality and Conserve Sage-Grouse

Great news for Eastern Sierra conservation - and we're thrilled to share it with you first! In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region. Sage-grouse thrive in wide-open areas with abundant sagebrush, native grasses, [...]

2017-03-04T18:08:17-08:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

Meet the Two New Faces at ESLT

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are thrilled to welcome two new fabulous women to our team! Brynn Pewtherer joined the ESLT Board of Directors earlier this spring, and Bishop local Lina Myers has recently joined us in the office part-time as our Administrative Assistant. We are delighted to introduce both Brynn and Lina to you, and look forward to working with them both in the months to come. Brynn Pewtherer manages the [...]

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00May 24th, 2016|Blog|

Keeping Up with the Round Valley Mule Deer

The past three years have been hard on Eastern Sierra wildlife - and our mule deer herds are no exception. Are you wondering how the deer are faring in the wake of severe drought and wildfire, including the 7,000-acre Round Fire? On Saturday March 12 from 2-5pm, Eastern Sierra Land Trust and CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife will lead a tour on a portion of the Round Valley herd’s migration corridor... [...]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00February 29th, 2016|Press Releases|

Keeping Up with the Round Valley Mule Deer

The past three years have been hard on Eastern Sierra wildlife – and our mule deer herds are no exception. Are you wondering how the deer are faring in the wake of severe drought and wildfire, including the 7,000-acre Round Fire? On March 12, join Eastern Sierra Land Trust and California Department of Fish & Wildlife for a tour of the Round Valley mule deer herd’s migration corridor, and hear from experts [...]

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00February 25th, 2016|Blog|

A Place to Play and Grow

Lately, upon arriving at the ESLT office each morning, I have been stopped in my tracks time and time again by the sight of our front yard. I just can't help but pause for a few moments to admire the work that has been accomplished, and check in on the clumps of baby plants perched on their sturdy mounds of dirt. Just six months ago, our front yard at 250 N. Fowler St. was a lush, grass-covered drought-contributor; today, [...]

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00September 16th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Ring in the Spring with ESLT at GardenFest!

Spring is abloom, and the growing season is in full swing. Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds sing merrily and butterflies dance from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. In celebration of this time of growth and discovery, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to “ring in the spring” at our annual GardenFest! This free, family-friendly event will take place from 3 – 6pm on May Day, Friday May 1st, in our (new!) [...]

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00April 21st, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Tackling our Water Woes, One Drop at a Time

Every drop counts. This mantra reverberated through each talk at the Sierra EcoSummit, recently held in Groveland. I went to the EcoSummit curious to hear how the “Westside” was coping with the drought, and to learn what innovative solutions are being proposed. With a lineup of speakers ranging from Dr. Lynn Ingram and Dr. Frances Malamud-Roam - both Earth Science professors at UC Berkeley - to Tom Hicks, a prominent water attorney, [...]

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00July 1st, 2014|Blog|
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