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A Wild and Working Mosaic, by Kay Ogden

The Hunewill family is one of many in the Eastern Sierra who have been ranching for multiple generations. Families like these keep our region wide open so mule deer, pronghorn, and sage-grouse thrive. Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography. by Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director I just couldn't believe the majestic and crazy landscape that was unfolding before me as I rode my bike from Los Angeles to Mono [...]

2019-12-11T09:20:25-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

ESLT Happy Hour at Bleu Handcrafted Foods

Calling all conservation supporters in Mammoth Lakes and across the Eastside! Come celebrate and mingle with us at our fall season happy hour in Mammoth. Catch up on local conservation news from ESLT’s Executive Director Kay Ogden and staff along with members of our board of directors. We’ll chat while enjoying handcrafted artisan food and drinks from Bleu Handcrafted Foods in Mammoth.   If your mouth isn't already watering at the mention [...]

2019-11-05T09:45:47-08:00November 7th, 2019|

$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|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Now in our 15th year protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has some exciting news to share: we have achieved renewed accreditation! This is a mark of great distinction in land conservation nationwide. Awarded by The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, our re-accreditation demonstrates the Commission's confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will continue to be protected forever. Our Black Lake Preserve, Photo © [...]

2017-03-03T11:05:44-08:00August 24th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Save the Sierra: Apply to be ESLT’s next AmeriCorps Member

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member working in Bishop, CA with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! Past ESLT AmeriCorps Members Alison Amberg (left) and Sara Kokkelenberg (right) made great progress on a restoration project to reintroduce the Owens Speckled Dace into the Benton Ponds. ESLT’s [...]

2017-03-03T11:06:15-08:00June 29th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

The Stories that Shape Inyo County

Want to spice up your lunch break? Swing by Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s backyard each month this summer for our annual Brown Bag Lunch Series! In honor of Inyo County’s 150th birthday, this year’s Brown Bag Lunch speakers will focus on the rich cultural and natural history of this remote and beautiful county we call home. Presenters will join us on the first Tuesday of each month from May through September to [...]

2017-03-03T11:04:22-08:00April 21st, 2016|Blog|

ESLT is Hiring: Join our Team as Office Manager!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is hiring! Are you or is someone you know looking for an opportunity to go to work to protect vital Eastern Sierra lands? ESLT will be adding an Office Manager to our team as soon as possible. Apply to come work with us today! The part-time Office Manager plays an integral role in carrying out Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s mission, and will work collaboratively with the ESLT team by [...]

2017-03-03T11:05:45-08:00March 29th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

ESLT Awarded $1 Million Endowment by the Tambour Foundation

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to announce that we have recently received the largest gift in our organization’s history – one that will have a major effect on our capacity, and as a result, the future of protected lands in the Eastern Sierra. The Tambour Foundation, a small, private charitable foundation focused on educational, environmental and other advancement opportunities around the world, has granted Eastern Sierra Land Trust $1 million to seed a new Endowment [...]

2017-03-03T11:01:17-08:00February 29th, 2016|Blog|

Great News from Washington DC: Conservation Tax Incentive Now Permanent!

You've likely heard about the new budget and tax compromise bill that Congress passed in the final days of 2015. This massive piece of legislation funds every Cabinet agency through September 2016 AND provides a comprehensive tax package that deals with a slew of important topics, from Big Oil to small business, cybersecurity, refugees, education, and much, much more. And largely overlooked by the media was one of the most exciting victories of all — one for landowners, land trusts, and [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:18-08:00January 12th, 2016|Blog|

This New Year, ESLT Turns 15!

The clock strikes midnight. Glasses clink, fireworks light the sky, lovers lean in for a kiss - and a new year unfolds, with all its endless possibility. For me, like many, this is a time to start fresh and set my sights on new goals; an occasion to appreciate the distance I've come and to chart the path ahead. As the Executive Director of Eastern Sierra Land Trust, I know in my heart that you - ESLT members and [...]

2017-03-03T11:05:46-08:00January 11th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|
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