Important Wildlife Migration Corridor Expanded

ESLT members and partners save more critical habitat In an exciting new project, John and Ivie Wilson, longtime landowners in Swall Meadows, have just sold 60 acres of critical deer habitat to Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) for permanent preservation. To ensure that wildlife have room to roam, ESLT works with farsighted landowners who want to permanently protect the critical habitats on their land. John Wilson is the great-grandson of …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25-08:00December 16th, 2011|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Migrating Waterfowl on the Great Pacific Flyway

Although our April weather may be hard to predict (a foot of new snow at my house this morning!), wildlife still knows it is spring and are on the move! We are excited about our upcoming field trip to beautiful Black Lake, which is a stopover and destination on the great Pacific Flyway, for many species of birds. On a recent chilly and short trip to Black Lake, thanks to our Eastern …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:32-08:00April 5th, 2010|Blog|

GPS workshop a success!

Last Saturday 14 interested folks came out to our Crowley Hilltop Preserve to learn about working with Global Positioning Systems (GPS). This fun group had signed up for the workshop to become more familiar with their own receivers or learn more before getting one of their own. The group included people who had never touched a GPS before to those who use them regularly for work, and even a couple who is …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:34-08:00November 23rd, 2009|Blog|

What good is a land trust without members?

It's like a garden without any plants, a beehive without any bees, or a crystal-clear stream absent of any fish. Without our members, this important work of preserving land in the Eastern Sierra would not be happening. With the support of our more than 600 members and their families, ESLT has been able to preserve over 6,000 acres of scenic, rural and wildlife-rich lands. Can you imagine a stream with no fish? …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:34-08:00November 16th, 2009|Blog|

What’s Happening at ESLT: Top Ten Things You...

1. We discovered an imperiled and beautiful butterfly on one of our preserved properties this summer, confirmed by local naturalist, Derham Giuliani. 2. Our first financial audit (voluntary) report card: No significant deficiencies, just a few procedural improvements recommended. ESLT has brought over $5 million into our communities in our organizational lifetime! 3. All our important records are now in a new fireproof file cabinet in a safe location offsite. 4. We're …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:34-08:00November 3rd, 2009|Blog, Volunteer|

Help Save the Sierra Nevada!

Your License to Protect the Places You Love. Submit your paid pledge for this special license plate and you will be protecting and restoring natural habitats, providing open space and improving recreation throughout the region. The sales of the Sierra Nevada License Plate will benefit the Sierra Nevada Conservancy which provides funding for conservation, habitat restoration, recreation, and other important and economically beneficial projects in the Sierra Nevada region, a unique and …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:46-08:00October 14th, 2009|Blog|

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|

Art for Conservation – the show is almost...

The excitement is growing here at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust, as we look forward to our Art for Conservation Show and Sale this weekend in Mammoth. The alliance between Eastern Sierra and Oak Group art work is a truly stunning collection. Here is another sneak preview of the artist's work. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the show! Serena …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:47-08:00July 15th, 2009|Blog|

Benton Hot Springs Ranch field trip

On May 16, 2009, locals and visitors gathered at the Benton Hot Springs Ranch conservation easement, just outside of Benton, to have a morning adventure of birding and botanizing. Led by Claus Engelhardt of the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, Stephen Ingram of the California Native Plant Society, Karen Ferrell-Ingram of the ESLT, and Bill Bramlette, landowner, the morning was full of natural history tidbits. Bill shared his four- generation perspective …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-08:00May 18th, 2009|Blog|

Welcome to ESLT LandLines

Happy Birthday to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust community! This is a slightly belated birthday wish, as the ESLT was officially incorporated on January 29, 2001. It has been quite an eight-year journey that has taken us to some of the most beautiful places in the incredible Eastern Sierra, introduced us to amazing landowners, and given us the thrill of being integral to the permanent preservation of over 6000 acres in our …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:33-08:00February 6th, 2009|Blog|
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