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Welcome to Cami, ESLT’s Finance Manager

Cami Chavez has worked with our team here at ESLT for many years, and now we're excited to welcome her on board as an official member of our staff! We recently spoke with Cami to get to know her a bit better and hear about her life on the Eastside. What are your roots? I was raised in South Lake Tahoe until I was eight, when my family moved to Woodfords, California. [...]

2020-05-13T10:15:02-07:00May 12th, 2020|Featured, What's New|

Now Protected Forever: Sceirine Point Ranch

Congratulations - we did it!! Thanks to supporters like you, our funding partners, and the long-term vision of local ranchers Joe and David Sceirine, the scenic and historic Sceirine Point Ranch is now protected forever. Sceirine Point Ranch is a breathtakingly beautiful working ranch in Bridgeport Valley. At 2,375 acres, this historic ranch benefits our Eastern Sierra economy and provides an important home for wildlife like mule deer and sage-grouse. Now that [...]

2018-04-16T18:09:47-07:00March 13th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Fighting Climate Change by Saving Land

Efforts to prevent increases in greenhouse gas emissions throughout California have found a friend in Eastern Sierra Land Trust. A new statewide program that aims to fight the effects of climate change has awarded ESLT a grant for $917,500 – funds that will go directly towards permanently protecting Bridgeport Valley’s historic Sceirine Point Ranch. Photo © Kay Ogden “Preserving open space, agricultural resources, and wildlife habitat here in the Eastern [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:18-08:00November 18th, 2015|Blog|

ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg Named California AmeriCorps Member of the Year!

Sara couldn't believe it when she got the email. Along with several ESLT staff members, Board members, and supporters, she was 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Local Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered Species List

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra’s Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Greater sage grouse is an unusual, [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00April 27th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Byng Hunt: On Board with ESLT

“I've known Byng for years when we both served on the Board of Directors for the Mono County Arts Council,” commented Kay. “I'm happy we'll be working together again!” Pictured is ESLT’s Board of Directors, from left: Tim Bartley, Will Richmond, Byng Hunt, Kay Ogden (Executive Director), Randy Keller, Marie Patrick, Tony Taylor, Bob Gardner (not present: Jan Hunewill). Eastern Sierra Land Trust is thrilled to welcome long-time Mammoth Lakes resident and Eastern Sierra [...]

2017-03-03T10:55:43-08:00March 24th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases|

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 [...]

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

Conway Ranch: Protected Forever!

Cooperation can feel like a rare event these days. But when the future of one of Mono County’s most iconic panoramas was in question, true cross-agency teamwork and innovative thinking led to real action – and success. On December 1, the Eastern Sierra witnessed a major conservation victory: the permanent protection of Conway Ranch. Representatives from Mono County, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National [...]

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00December 16th, 2014|Blog|
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