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

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00February 10th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

Help Save the Sierra Nevada!

Your License to Protect the Places You Love. Submit your paid pledge for this special license plate and you will be protecting and restoring natural habitats, providing open space and improving recreation throughout the region. The sales of the Sierra Nevada License Plate will benefit the Sierra Nevada Conservancy which provides funding for conservation, habitat restoration, recreation, and other important and economically beneficial projects in the Sierra Nevada region, a unique and …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:46-08:00October 14th, 2009|Blog|

Blooming Rabbitbrush on ESLT Conservation Easement Tour

At the end of September, ESLT staff set out for the first annual conservation easement tour of the Eastern Sierra. With new fall weather rolling in, we were bundled up but ready for scenic vistas and views of preserved lands. The rabbitbrush was in full bloom, blanketing the Eastern Sierra will a warm yellow glow. As always, it was inspiring to see these lands that will remain forever in perpetuity. As we …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:47-08:00October 8th, 2009|Blog|

AmeriCorps is now recruiting!

Apply to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps member! Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light? Apply to become an AmeriCorps member with the Sierra Nevada Alliance, and complete your year of service working with ESLT! We are looking to fill our Education and Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps position. Help spread the word, send this link on to anyone you might think would like to spend …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:47-08:00September 15th, 2009|Blog|

Benton Hot Springs Ranch field trip

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

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00May 18th, 2009|Blog|

Garden Share, matching gardeners with landowners in the...

Do you want to garden but don't have a place to garden? Do you have a piece of land that you'd like to see have a productive garden? Join the Garden Share project! We are matching landowners (with garden space) to gardeners (who need a space) in the Inyo and Mono counties. The Eastern Sierra Land Trust is sponsoring the Garden Share project, in cooperation with Eastern Sierra Harvest, in order to …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:37-08:00May 8th, 2009|Blog|

Celebrating Community Connections

April 19th, Bishop City Park Last Sunday, the Eastern Sierra Land Trust joined Bishop in celebrating Community Connections at the park. Many great local organizations were there, offering advice on Eastern Sierra living, and providing kid activities. Our booth featured the "Living in the Eastern Sierra Quilt." Kids could choose to come up and draw with crayons a cloth square of their favorite thing in the Eastern Sierra. Their creativity …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:37-08:00April 24th, 2009|Blog|

Tell Us Why YOU Support ESLT?

You may have noticed in our past two newsletters that we have added an ESLT member spotlight section. We love hearing more about our members and why they support the ESLT. In the most recent issue, we featured two of our many loyal supporters - Don and Jodi Sage. Check out why these two important community members support the ESLT. Don and Jodi Sage have been members of the ESLT since 2004. …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:13:10-08:00March 31st, 2009|Blog|

Dreaming of the Future: Strategic Planning Retreat

On March 4th, a windy rainy Monday, when the air smelled of sagebrush and dark clouds filled the sky, good things were brewing. Nearly thirty community members, ESLT board members and staff gathered at the Crowley Community Center to share ideas and strategize our next 12 months of action. It was a fantastic gathering, where the topics of the day were Community Collaborations, Working Landscapes, and Natural Habitats. Our morning started with …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:37-08:00March 4th, 2009|Blog|
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