Bridging Education and Conservation

Inyo County youth education professional Joanne Parsons has joinedEastern Sierra Land Trust's Board of Directors "I look forward to using my background in education and community engagement to shareESLT's messagethrough presentations to local civic clubs, organizations, and classrooms." ~Joanne Parsons Having lived and worked in the Eastern Sierra for over 35 years, Joanne Parsons has a deep affection for her rugged home. So with the arrival of the New Year, …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00January 26th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg Named California AmeriCorps Member of...

Sara couldn't believe it when she got the email. Along with several ESLT staff members, Board members, and supporters, shewas in Sacramento earlier this month attending the national Land Trust Alliance's Rally 2015. In her inbox appeared a message notifying her that she would need to plan a return trip to Sacramento - in just one week. And for a very good reason: she would be receiving an award. "I had no …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00October 27th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

New Book Reveals Eastside Campsites with the Most...

Click Here to Purchase Online The sight of billions of stars twinkling overhead mesmerized journalist Kimberly Wilkes when she first started camping in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley more than 20 years ago. She was captivated by the quietness of the area, its silence broken by only the babble of a brook, the quaking of leaves, or the soft sifting of desert sand in the breeze. The last thing she wanted …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00October 14th, 2015|Blog|

Campsites with the Most Privacy in the Eastern...

New Book Reveals Campsites with the Most Privacy in the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley Proceeds Aid ESLT's Work! Kimberly and Patrick Wilkes teamed up to investigate the region's campsites and author a book to share their favorites with other like-minded campers. Eastern Sierra and Death Valley Camping With Privacy: Your Guide to the Most Private Campsites Near Mammoth Lakes, Tuolumne Meadows, Death Valley, and Beyond is now the region's definitive guide …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00October 13th, 2015|Press Releases|

Lands & Legacy 2015: A Huge Success!

If you've been keeping up with ESLT recently, you've likely heard about Lands & Legacy our "Party of the Year" that celebrates our important conservation work. This annual weekend helps to inspire the support of our community so that we can continue our work saving the Eastern Sierra lands we all love. At this year's Lands & Legacy on July 24-26, that support went a step further by raising much-needed funds to …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00August 18th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Celebrate California’s Wild Side at Lands & Legacy!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Lands & Legacy 2015 is now sold out! Were you still hoping to reserve a ticket for our Party of the Year? Call us at (760) 873-4554 to be added to our wait list! With your help, ESLT has already made a major impact on the future of California's "Wild Side" - our treasured Eastern Sierra. We've protected vital wildlife habitat and generations-old working family farms. We've spearheaded stewardship and …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00July 7th, 2015|Blog|

As Busy as a Bee: ESLT’s Pollinator Education...

As the Eastern Sierra warms each spring, ESLT staff and volunteers get to work inspiring local school kids with our annual Sunflower Garden Project. This project gives elementary students the opportunity to get outside of the classroom and learn about life in their backyards. Third graders this year have learned about the life of plants: including the process of photosynthesis, the important role pollinators play, and the magic of germination. They've planted …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00June 12th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Sus Danner: Taking the Reins of ESLT’s Lands...

If you've stoppedby ESLT'soffice recently, you've likelynoticedsome freshfaces. We've been growing - after all, 'tis the season! - and we're thrilled to introduce you toSusanna Danner, the latest addition to our team. Joining us at the start of this month, Susnow fills a critical role at ESLT asour Land Conservation Program Director.

2017-03-03T12:12:19-08:00May 26th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

Byng Hunt: On Board with ESLT

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to welcome long-time Mammoth Lakes resident and Eastern Sierra advocate, Byng Hunt, to its Board of Directors. Byng recently retired from his role as Mono County District 5 Supervisor, a position he had held since 1999. After supporting ESLT's work as a member for many years, Byng is thankful for the opportunity to now help advance their important land conservation work in the Eastern Sierra by …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00March 24th, 2015|Celebrations, Press Releases|