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Join Us to Celebrate our Black Lake Preserve

See the stunning Black Lake Preserve for yourself at our celebration on May 14th! Photo © Randy Keller When Michelle Browner first visited Black Lake, she found a landscape that spoke to her soul. She felt what early settlers must have experienced when they first explored the American West. Breathtakingly beautiful, the land before her was rugged, remote, and alive with strange plants and wildlife. Thanks to Michelle, this unusual ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09-08:00April 18th, 2016|Blog|

Ring in the Spring at GardenFest!

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Join us as we “Ring in the Spring” at our annual GardenFest Celebration! This year’s GardenFest is happening in association with Take it Outside California, a new movement aimed at inspiring Californians across the state to get outdoors and connect with the natural world on April 30 and May 1. Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s GardenFest will take place from 11 am – 2 pm ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19-08:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Keeping the Eastern Sierra Abloom

What's for dinner? Without pollinators, the options might be few. With one third of the food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from backyards to dinner plates. Much of the Eastern Sierra's natural treasures rely... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00March 28th, 2016|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Get your Pollinator Garden Growing this Spring!

This is post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao.  Pollinator Project participant Margy Marshall of Bishop, CA recently created this beautiful Certified Pollinator Garden in her yard. From wildflowers to working farms, much of our region’s natural treasures rely on bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in order to live and thrive. But their numbers are in decline: impacted by pathogens, parasites, pesticides, and the loss of open spaces, ...continue reading

2017-03-07T16:49:04-08:00March 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm &...

From a distance, Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed appears as a lush swathe of green rising from Chalfant Valley’s sandy soils. As the hands and hearts that have kept this family-owned garden store growing strong since its founding in 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair are firmly rooted in the Eastern Sierra community: they are committed to doing what they can to keep the region beautiful and productive. As business sponsors ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09-08:00February 22nd, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Breaking Ice at Benton Hot Springs Ranch

This update on ESLT's ongoing restoration project at the Benton Ponds is written by our new Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more about Catherine, Click Here. Here, I'm ready to use a pipe wrench to break the ice and access the water. With hatchets, pipe wrenches, and buckets in hand, our 4-person work team followed the well-worn path leading up to the pond at Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Benton Hot Springs ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00January 22nd, 2016|Blog|

ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg Named California AmeriCorps Member of...

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 ...continue reading

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

A Place to Play and Grow

Lately, upon arriving at the ESLT office each morning, I have been stopped in my tracks time and time again by the sight of our front yard. I just can't help but pause for a few moments to admire the work that has been accomplished, and check in on the clumps of baby plants perched on their sturdy mounds of dirt. Just six months ago, our front yard at 250 N. Fowler St. was a lush, grass-covered drought-contributor; today, ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:11:22-08:00September 16th, 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 ...continue reading

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 ...continue reading

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