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Volunteer Day: Sage-Grouse Habitat Enhancement

Save the date! Come help Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Bureau of Land Management as we team up to care for land where our Bi-State sage-grouse live, for two back-to-back Stewardship Days. On September 6th and 7th, we need as many hands as possible to work on habitat enhancement projects for our beloved sage-grouse. We'll provide more details as the event approaches, so keep an eye on the event here or ...continue reading

2019-07-22T15:20:35-07:00September 7th, 2019|

Volunteer Day: Sage-Grouse Habitat Enhancement

Save the date! Come help Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Bureau of Land Management as we team up to care for land where our Bi-State sage-grouse live, for two back-to-back Stewardship Days. On September 6th and 7th, we need as many hands as possible to work on habitat enhancement projects for our beloved sage-grouse. We'll provide more details as the event approaches, so keep an eye on the event here or ...continue reading

2019-07-22T15:20:35-07:00September 6th, 2019|

Landowners, Apply for 2019 RCPP Funding

(Scroll to the bottom of this blog post for 2019 Application Deadlines) The USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the Bi-State region of eastern California and western Nevada. Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) spearheaded the funding request for this new “Livestock in Harmony with Bi-State Sage-Grouse” RCPP with ten other ...continue reading

2019-03-18T13:53:33-07:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality...

Great news for Eastern Sierra conservation - and we're thrilled to share it with you first! In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region. Sage-grouse thrive in wide-open areas with abundant sagebrush, native grasses, ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:08:17-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

$8 Million Fund Created

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality and Conserve Greater Sage-Grouse in the Eastern Sierra In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:26-07:00January 20th, 2017|Press Releases|

Why I Volunteer with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

This post was contributed by longtime ESLT Stewardship Volunteer and member, Wally Woolfenden.  At ESLT's Sage-Grouse Stewardship Day in October 2015, Stewardship Volunteer Wally Woolfenden (left) brought hard work and plenty of smiles as he helped make Sinnamon Meadows a safer home for sage-grouse. The protection of natural, non-human dominated ecosystems has been an important effort, especially the preservation of wilderness. Wilderness, however, is usually of marginal interest for settlement and ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:43-07:00March 9th, 2016|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Lend a Hand On the Land!

This post was written by ESLT's Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Catherine Tao. For more about Catherine, href="https://easternsierralandlines.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/welcome-catherine/" target="_blank">Click Here. With the weather warming up, it’s time to get a bit of dirt underneath our fingernails and grease up those elbow joints. Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been getting out on our protected lands lately, advancing our ongoing work to conserve and restore our beautiful Eastside -- rain or shine, or… ice!. Now we need your help. ...continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:58-07:00March 8th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Fighting Climate Change by Saving Land

Efforts to prevent increases in greenhouse gas emissions throughout California have found a friend in Eastern Sierra Land Trust. A new statewide program that aims to fight the effects of climate change has awarded ESLT a grant for $917,500 – funds that will go directly towards permanently protecting Bridgeport Valley’s historic Sceirine Point Ranch. Photo © Kay Ogden “Preserving open space, agricultural resources, and wildlife habitat here in the Eastern ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:18-07:00November 18th, 2015|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

2017-03-03T15:47:59-07:00October 27th, 2015|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|