Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management for a cleanup during the Women’s Flash Foxy Climbing Festival. We will be working on cleaning up a few favorite spots around Bishop. Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 873-4554 to RSVP and for more information.
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
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 ...continue reading
3pm - Pine Creek Rd./Hwy 395: The trip began with Aaron Johnson, our Lands Director, welcoming over 20 people to our event and explaining the itinerary. 3:45pm: We drove to Round Valley Rd. and Tim Taylor, a wildlife biologist from Department of Fish and Game explained the habitat, diet and migration pattern of the mule deer that winter in this region. We had some great questions about predator species and causes of ...continue reading
ESLT enjoys volunteer involvement and support in everything we accomplish. Many thanks to our graduating class from the recent Volunteer Orientation, held on a bluebird day last month. Thanks also to Great Basin Bakery for making it a delicious gathering and to Victoria Ortiz, our newest super-volunteer and AmeriCorps member.
Winter has blown in full force, dumping 24 inches in the last 24 hours at Mammoth Mountain. Cozy inside next to our pellet stove, staff at ESLT have been busy brainstorming ways to get outside in 2010 - just not today. Coming up soon, in February, is our first ever Winter Full Moon Ski Tour! Check out our Events Page for more information, and visit Big Hot Springs Ranch on the web ...continue reading
With the beginning of December, and AmeriCorps graduation drawing near, I am starting to realize that my twelve months, 1700 hours of service, are drawing to a close. As I prepare to pass the torch to the next AmeriCorps member coming in January, I look back on all I've experienced. What a great year, and I'd like to thank everyone in the community who welcomed me so warmly, and helped make this ...continue reading
Last Saturday 14 interested folks came out to our Crowley Hilltop Preserve to learn about working with Global Positioning Systems (GPS). This fun group had signed up for the workshop to become more familiar with their own receivers or learn more before getting one of their own. The group included people who had never touched a GPS before to those who use them regularly for work, and even a couple who is ...continue reading
Last Saturday, May 23, about 20 members and interested folks gathered above Swall Meadows for a hike through the the Wheeler Ridge Round Valley mule deer migration corridor led by our executive director Karen Ferrell-Ingram. We toured around the corridor looking at bugs, plants, wildlife, vistas (and thunderclouds!). The location was particularly good for illustrating what a narrow region the many deer and other wildlife must ...continue reading
On May 16, 2009, locals and visitors gathered at the Benton Hot Springs Ranch conservation easement, just outside of Benton, to have a morning adventure of birding and botanizing. Led by Claus Engelhardt of the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, Stephen Ingram of the California Native Plant Society, Karen Ferrell-Ingram of the ESLT, and Bill Bramlette, landowner, the morning was full of natural history tidbits. Bill shared his four- generation perspective ...continue reading