Join us for an informative field trip to the Round Valley mule deer herd’s migration corridor. Biologist Tim Taylor with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will share updates on some of the challenges the deer are facing as we explore the beautiful Round Valley migration area. ~~ This is a free family-friendly event. Please leave your canine friends at home. Binoculars are recommended but not required, and please remember to [...]
Twin Pronghorn Fawns, by Tom Koerner, USFWS Bodie State Historic Park is one of the most scenic places in Mono County, where Eastern Sierra Land Trust does much of our land conservation work. And that’s saying something, in a county as full of beautiful places as Mono County. The ghost town of Bodie at dawn is suffused with golden light on the wooden buildings, and the dusty green sagebrush steppe [...]
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
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 [...]
ESLT members and partners save more critical habitat In an exciting new project, John and Ivie Wilson, longtime landowners in Swall Meadows, have just sold 60 acres of critical deer habitat to Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) for permanent preservation. To ensure that wildlife have room to roam, ESLT works with farsighted landowners who want to permanently protect the critical habitats on their land. John Wilson is the great-grandson of [...]
On Saturday, October 22, 2011, ESLT celebrated the preservation of 104 acres in the Round Valley mule deer wildlife migration corridor. We hope you will enjoy these few highlights from the celebration. Did you miss the celebration? Learn more about the Naylon Conservation Easement on our website.
We invite all to join us for the celebration of ESLT's newest completed conservation easement in Swall Meadows, Mono County. This is a special celebration on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 11am to 2pm, with live music, walking tours, and refreshments. Please RSVP by calling David at 760-873-4554. This will be a unique opportunity to tour ESLT's newest conservation easement, to learn about the wildlife migration corridor, and the history of Swall [...]