Local Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage Grouse Off Endangered...

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra's Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The Greater sage grouse is an unusual, …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00April 27th, 2015|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Local Partnership Keeps Bi‚ÄêState Sage Grouse Off Endangered...

After years of work to help keep the Eastern Sierra's Bi-State sage grouse off the list of nationally-protected endangered species, a verdict has been reached. On Tuesday, April 21, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has determined that the Bi-State population of Greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00April 22nd, 2015|Press Releases|

Conway Ranch: Protected Forever!

Cooperation can feel like a rare event these days. But when the future of one of Mono County's most iconic panoramas was in question, true cross-agency teamwork and innovative thinking led to real action and success. On December 1, the Eastern Sierra witnessed a major conservation victory: the permanent protection of Conway Ranch. Representatives from Mono County, Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Caltrans, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the National Fish …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00December 16th, 2014|Blog|

Our New Project in Bridgeport Valley Just Got...

On a frozen February morning earlier this year, ESLT Lands Director Aaron Johnson and I took a drive up to Bridgeport, CA to visit with a family that has been ranching in this iconic, high-Sierra valley for generations. They had invited us to come out for a visit, and were interested in conservation options that would allow them to protect their land as a working ranch. So we bundled up, exchanged introductions …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 24th, 2014|Blog|

Breaking News: Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently...

1,240 Acres of Ranch Land and Important Wildlife Habitat Preserved Forever! Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra's cherished landscapes. ESLT is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, a stunning expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property's working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs, and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 10th, 2014|Blog, Press Releases|

Have you seen this bird?

The greater sage-grouse has been in the news a little bit lately, and is likely to be getting quite a bit more attention in the next few years. These interesting birds are the largest grouse to occur in North America, and their unique appearance (who doesn't love a bird with yellow eyebrows) and courtship displays have made them a favorite amongst folks who are willing to brave freezing pre-dawn spring mornings for …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00May 16th, 2012|Blog|

Willow Flat Easement: Critical Wildlife Habitat Preserved

written by David Woodruff, ESLT Deputy Director Eastern Sierra landowner Tina Bundy Nappe and her family have permanently preserved her 60 acres for future generations. Her land, know as Willow Flat, which includes a half a mile of the Little Walker River, has now been preserved with a conservation easement, a voluntary binding land protection agreement between the landowner and Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT). The Nappe family retains ownership and management …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:15:02-08:00July 22nd, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|