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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 kristen@eslt.org. The ...continue reading

2019-02-26T10:50:29-07:00February 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 ...continue reading

2019-03-06T14:49:39-07:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, On the Wild Side|

National Conservation Leadership Partner of the Year

ESLT receives the National Conservation Leadership Partner of the Year Award. From left to right: Susanna Danner, ESLT Land Conservation Program Director; Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director; and Sherri Lisius, BLM Acting Multi-Resource Staff Supervisor. We are thrilled to share the great news that the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently recognized ESLT as the 2018 National Conservation Leadership Partner of the ...continue reading

2018-08-29T18:56:03-07:00August 29th, 2018|Blog, What's New|

Now Protected Forever: Sceirine Point Ranch

Congratulations - we did it!! Thanks to supporters like you, our funding partners, and the long-term vision of local ranchers Joe and David Sceirine, the scenic and historic Sceirine Point Ranch is now protected forever. Sceirine Point Ranch is a breathtakingly beautiful working ranch in Bridgeport Valley. At 2,375 acres, this historic ranch benefits our Eastern Sierra economy and provides an important home for wildlife like mule deer and sage-grouse. Now that ...continue reading

2018-04-16T18:09:47-07:00March 13th, 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

2017-03-03T12:12:23-07:00September 25th, 2012|Blog, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

Brown Bag Lunch Wednesday!

Ultra Running in the Eastern Sierra Wednesday, August 1, 12-1pm ESLT Garden: 176 Home St. Jeff Kozak ESLT is excited to host a Brown Bag Lunch with local ultra runner Jeff Kozak on Wednesday August 1st from 12-1pm. Come by the ESLT garden at 176 Home St. on your lunch break to hear stories about his JMT speed attempt and running in the Eastern Sierra. The event is free and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-07:00July 30th, 2012|Blog|

Sharing Art, for Conservation

From left: Victoria Ortiz, Nolan Nitschke, Stephen Ingram, John Dittli, Karen Ferrell Ingram, Rick Kattelmann, Robb Hirsch, and Andy Selters. Photo courtesy of Jen May. Last week ESLT brought the Sierra Wave, Mono Lake and other Eastern Sierra treasures to our downstream neighbors in LA. Our 2012 Art for Conservation show at the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA opened on June 26th, featuring images of our region from 8 talented ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:04-07:00July 9th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Conservation Values

Did you know that lands preserved by ESLT in partnership with private landowners have included what was once the highest elevation production orchard in the Country, the first farm established in Hammil Valley (also a railroad stop), and a portion of one of the earliest ranches in Big Meadows, which we now know as Bridgeport? Apple orchard in Swall Meadows Working in land conservation we spend a lot of time ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-07:00June 20th, 2012|Blog|

Repeat after me, “In 2011, ESLT . ....

. . . preserved 224 acres of critical wildlife habitat. Naylon Conservation Easement (104 acres) and Wilson Conservation Project (60 acres) preserves critical habitat in the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor, ensuring safe passage for the mule deer during their bi-annual migration through Swall Meadows. Willow Flat Conservation Easement preserves 60 acres near the Sonora Junction, including a half mile stretch of the Little Walker River. The property provides the West ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59-07:00February 10th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley

Local Ranchers preserve additional Working Agricultural Lands in Bridgeport Valley Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as “Big Meadows”, is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement. This important new ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25-07:00January 20th, 2012|Blog|