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 …continue reading

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

Success at Conway Ranch!

Success at Conway Ranch! Announcing the Permanent Protection of an Irreplaceable Community Resource 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... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00December 10th, 2014|Celebrations, Press Releases|

Breaking News: Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently...

1,240 Acres of Ranch Land and Important Wildlife Habitat Preserved Forever! Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra’s cherished landscapes. ESLT is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, a stunning expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property’s working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs, and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 10th, 2014|Blog, Press Releases|

Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently Protected by...

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra’s cherished landscapes. ESLT is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, a stunning expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property’s working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs, and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement held by ESLT... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00September 9th, 2014|Press Releases|

ESLT Receives Funding to Help Preserve Sinnamon Meadows

On March 7, 2013, Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) approved funding for one of Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s (ESLT) current land conservation projects. Known as Sinnamon Meadows, the property is located in northern Mono County, and contains significant key wildlife habitat, watershed and scenic values. The grant funds received from SNC will provide a portion of what will be needed to complete the conservation easement acquisition on this important property... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00March 11th, 2013|Press Releases|

Sierra Nevada red fox

Lately we have really been enjoying sharing wildlife sightings from various conservation projects. One species that we would be pretty lucky to catch on "film" is the Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) a rare native fox that occupies the wild remote corners of the the Eastern Sierra. I have enjoyed the opportunity to learn a little bit more about this neat animal while conducting background research for a few of our …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:03-08:00September 12th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases|

A Weekend to Remember

Last weekend ESLT hosted the 2012 Lands and Legacy events to celebrate and enjoy the beautiful wide open spaces of our region. The festivities began Friday afternoon at Mammoth Lakes High School where NBA great Bill Walton led a free basketball clinic for local high school players. That afternoon Steve Marenberg and Alison Whalen generously opened their gorgeous home to ESLT for a private reception featuring Bill Walton and Olympic hopeful Meb …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:21-08:00July 23rd, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

Historic Conservation Values

Did you know that lands preserved by ESLT in partnership with private landowners have included what was once the highest elevation production orchard in the Country, the first farm established in Hammil Valley (also a railroad stop), and a portion of one of the earliest ranches in Big Meadows, which we now know as Bridgeport? Apple orchard in Swall Meadows Working in land conservation we spend a lot of time …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00June 20th, 2012|Blog|

New Addition to our Lands and Legacy Weekend!

Lands & Legacy Green Creek Tour July 21, 10-2pm Green Creek, Bridgeport For those attending the Lands & Legacy gala dinner at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, we invite you to come explore one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in Mono County! ESLT is offering a rare opportunity to tour one of our current conservation projects in the Green Creek area. Participants will learn about land conservation efforts …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:10-08:00June 14th, 2012|Blog|