ESLT Offers New Evening Program

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) will soon begin offering a new history based evening program titled “Life Upon the Land” for visitors and residents of the Eastern Sierra. ESLT’s very popular Community Connections Program has been keeping residents of the Eastern Sierra informed about topical subjects ranging from home composting to night sky viewing for many years. The new local history program talks about how the Owens Valley and Eastern ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:14:27-08:00August 1st, 2011|Blog|

A Summer Visit to Montgomery Creek Ranch

written by Jessie O'Dell, ESLT Intern As the summer unfolds to reveal the beauty of the Sierra, the opportunity to explore the lands ESLT is working to preserve always reawakens my admiration of the world in which we live. Having grown up in Swall Meadows for all of my 17 years, I have spent much of my life scrambling around the trails of the Eastern Sierra, always searching for new ways to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:27-08:00July 15th, 2011|Blog|

ESLT Earns National Recognition

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announced that Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been awarded accredited status. “Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever,” said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. “The accreditation seal lets the public know that the accredited land trust has undergone an extensive, external review of the governance and management of its ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:14:27-08:00February 11th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

Monitoring season is here!

As stewardship coordinator at the ESLT, one of my responsibilities is to conduct yearly monitoring on all our conservation easements. This is to maintain relationships with landowners and ensure future compliance with conservation easement requirements in order to ensure the preservation of the lands in perpetuity. Monitoring of the Montgomery Creek Ranch was completed recently on June 15. The Education and Outreach Coordinator, Serena, assited me in the monitoring outing, ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:48-08:00June 30th, 2009|Blog|