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|

8 Creative Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday

    Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Photo by Gayyna Andrushko. Giving Tuesday is coming up soon, on December 3rd this year! When you donate to ESLT by mail (P.O. Box 755, Bishop, CA 93515) or online, you'll be joining a movement to protect special lands for generations to come. Thank you for caring! And there are many more ways you can give to ESLT, too. Try one of them out ...continue reading

2019-11-21T15:20:53-08:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Sheep, Sheep On The Mountain

© Steve Yeager "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." -John Muir As fall settles in the Eastern Sierra, we humans are making the change from hiking at high elevations and jumping in alpine lakes, to bundling up in sweaters and jackets and enjoying fall colors. Meanwhile, other animals are also responding to the seasonal change in temperature ...continue reading

2019-10-11T12:07:28-07:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, What's New|

Find Fall Colors and Inner Peace

We're getting ready for fall colors here in the Eastern Sierra! You can get ready too, with the Bishop Visitor Center's fall color viewing guides: How To Find Fall Colors And Inner Peace (PDF) [Preview] Dear Fall Color Leaf Peeper: Congratulations! This fall color guide will help you discover and monitor elusive and overlooked fall colors in the Eastern Sierra quickly and easily. Many visitors read the information below and tell us ...continue reading

2019-10-08T11:42:06-07:00October 8th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, What's New|

WINNER of our Winter Photography Contest

Congratulations to David Carle, who took this winning image of our beloved mule deer!   Stag Party, by David Carle. We loved this photograph because of how it illustrates the resiliency of wildlife in the midst of the Eastern Sierra's beautiful and dramatic seasons. We received many incredible photographs throughout our winter photography contest. Thank you for sharing yours! Enjoy some of the runners-up, collected below. --

2019-04-09T14:41:06-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog|

Send Us Your Winter Photography!

The snowy mountains look spectacular, don't they? Our Eastern Sierra mountains always look spectacular. As the grandeur of this season unfolds, we are holding a contest to judge the most dramatic images of that crisp, white snow in contrast with those long, dark winter shadows. Please share your images from this winter season between now and March 12th by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram, or by emailing them to . The ...continue reading

2019-02-26T10:50:29-08:00February 25th, 2019|Blog|

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|

Call to Photographers

ESLT invites you to submit work to a juried show for our 4th annual Art for Conservation Show & Sale planned for the summer of 2012. ESLT is grateful to have the opportunity to partner with talented photographers to benefit ESLT's work to preserve Eastern Sierra lands. This year's Art for Conservation Show & Sale opens on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the G2 Gallery in Venice Beach, California.  The G2 Gallery ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:07-08:00January 4th, 2012|Blog|