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Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip

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 ...continue reading

2020-02-27T15:57:06-08:00March 7th, 2020|

Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer

© Bill Dunlap It's the time of year when many animals that call the Eastern Sierra their home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in the winter, most migrate to warmer areas often at lower elevations. The local Round Valley mule deer herd is no exception. Twice each year, the Round Valley mule deer herd embarks on a particularly risky migration journey. These deer ...continue reading

2020-02-26T17:27:32-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

A Wild and Working Mosaic, by Kay Ogden

The Hunewill family is one of many in the Eastern Sierra who have been ranching for multiple generations. Families like these keep our region wide open so mule deer, pronghorn, and sage-grouse thrive. Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography. by Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director I just couldn't believe the majestic and crazy landscape that was unfolding before me as I rode my bike from Los Angeles to Mono ...continue reading

2019-12-11T09:20:25-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Hot Creek Stewardship Day

Come join Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a post-wildfire wildlife habitat restoration volunteer day! We'll be planting native seedlings to help jump start nature's recovery in crucial sage-grouse and mule deer wintering areas in the Long Valley area. We'll meet either at the Green Church on Benton Crossing Road in Long Valley at 9:30 a.m., or at the BLM Field Office on Pacu Lane at 9:00 ...continue reading

2019-10-10T19:23:39-07:00October 24th, 2019||

Helping the Herd

A treacherous corridor. A missing puzzle piece. A shared solution. Mule deer migrate through the Swall Meadows Wildlife Area twice every year. Imagine that the year is 1999, and you just moved to a new home in Swall Meadows. Every day out your window, you begin to see the same thing. Mule deer! A lot of mule deer. This experience led community members to the discovery that homes lay in ...continue reading

Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer

Each and every year, a mule deer doe teaches her fawns to make the long journey from their winter range on the valley floor to their summer range in the High Sierra meadows and then back again in the cooler season. You might not know that the journey they take each year through the Eastern Sierra is not instinctual. Wildlife biologists’ research has documented that migration patterns are learned behavior; the doe ...continue reading

2019-03-06T14:49:39-08:00February 19th, 2019|Blog, On the Wild Side|

Round Valley Mule Deer Update: Recap and Slideshow...

Our sincere thanks goes to local photographer and ESLT volunteer Bill Dunlap for these stunning images! On March 12, Eastern Sierra Land Trust teamed up with CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lead a tour of the Round Valley mule deer herd’s migration corridor. What a spectacular day we had! The day was bright and warm, and right off the bat we spotted a number of mule deer making their annual journey ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:08:54-08:00March 22nd, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Keeping Up with the Round Valley Mule Deer

The past three years have been hard on Eastern Sierra wildlife - and our mule deer herds are no exception. Are you wondering how the deer are faring in the wake of severe drought and wildfire, including the 7,000-acre Round Fire? On Saturday March 12 from 2-5pm, Eastern Sierra Land Trust and CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife will lead a tour on a portion of the Round Valley herd’s migration corridor... ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00February 29th, 2016|Press Releases|

Keeping Up with the Round Valley Mule Deer

The past three years have been hard on Eastern Sierra wildlife – and our mule deer herds are no exception. Are you wondering how the deer are faring in the wake of severe drought and wildfire, including the 7,000-acre Round Fire? On March 12, join Eastern Sierra Land Trust and California Department of Fish & Wildlife for a tour of the Round Valley mule deer herd’s migration corridor, and hear from experts ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00February 25th, 2016|Blog|

ESLT’s Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip

ESLT's Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip to be held on Saturday, March 15 Join ESLT as we spend the afternoon exploring an important section of our local Mule Deer migration corridor. Special guest Timothy Taylor from the Department of Fish & Wildlife will be there to share stories and information about the region’s Round Valley Mule Deer Herd... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:29-08:00February 12th, 2014|Press Releases|