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Another Layer of Protection for Black Lake Preserve

Black Lake Preserve © Randy Keller, ESLT Board of Directors Follow Highway 120 northwest from Benton and you’ll enter Adobe Valley. There, distant mountain peaks frame wide expanses of fragrant, blooming sagebrush. Native Americans once used this valley as a trading and hunting route, traversing vast fields where wildlife like pronghorn, pygmy rabbits, and more abound. Crowds of Bi-State sage-grouse once gathered here in traditional annual mating dances, on dancing ...continue reading

Volunteer Spotlight: Roberta

ESLT volunteer couple Roberta Lagomarsini and Pete Pumphrey pose with Smokey the Bear. This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Roberta Lagomarsini. You might recognize Roberta from last Saturday's great Virtual Victory Garden Workshop, where she demonstrated drip irrigation tricks and tactics! Or you might recognize her from her whole host of other involvements with ESLT; Roberta has been a dedicated member of our volunteer team for years. She ...continue reading

2020-05-26T16:25:06-07:00May 21st, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: Pete

Pete Pumphrey leads a birding tour of our Black Lake Preserve at one of ESLT's Migratory Bird Day events, alongside his wife Roberta Lagomarsini, and Santiago Escruceria. Pete and Santiago were co-presidents of Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, of which Roberta is also a member. This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Pete Pumphrey. Pete has been deeply involved in ESLT's work for many years. He's been a member of ...continue reading

2020-04-22T15:37:50-07:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: Marty

When Marty Hornick isn't volunteering with ESLT, perhaps you can find him backcountry skiing! He took this photo near Tioga Pass. This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Marty Hornick. Why do you volunteer with ESLT? Because I love their mission. They partner with local landowners and agencies to preserve Eastern Sierra lands and the special attributes of those lands, forever and for all of us. And they ensure ...continue reading

2020-02-26T17:35:04-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: JB

  Janet Barth, or JB, brought her own tiny broom and pan to our Great Sierra River Cleanup. It was very effective at clearing glass from the ground. Go JB! Photo © Kristen Stipanov, ESLT This month, we're getting to know ESLT volunteer Janet Barth, or "JB." Why do you volunteer with ESLT? I moved to Benton three years ago from Napa, California, where I volunteered with the Napa County ...continue reading

2020-01-17T17:31:17-08:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Protected Forever – Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills

Bodie Hills, © Bob Wick   There's great news today in the Eastern Sierra - the beautiful Mormon Meadows in Bodie Hills are protected forever! Thank you to The Wilderness Land Trust for working hard to protect this important habitat for wildlife like Bi-State sage-grouse, pronghorn, and black bear. The following notes about the project were written by our friends at The Wilderness Land Trust. We're looking forward to continuing ...continue reading

2019-12-17T10:36:49-08:00December 16th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, Success Stories, What's New|

Video: Partnerships on Working Lands

https://vimeo.com/351628119   This video is by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Private landowners are responsible for the use and management of more than two-thirds of our nation's land, including some of the most important fish and wildlife habitats in the United States. Across the West, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is working with ranchers, federal and state partners, and other non-profit organizations to support conservation on working lands.

2019-11-20T15:21:09-08:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, Success Stories, What's New|

Hot Creek Stewardship Day

Come join Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a post-wildfire wildlife habitat restoration volunteer day! We'll be planting native seedlings to help jump start nature's recovery in crucial sage-grouse and mule deer wintering areas in the Long Valley area. We'll meet either at the Green Church on Benton Crossing Road in Long Valley at 9:30 a.m., or at the BLM Field Office on Pacu Lane at 9:00 ...continue reading

2019-10-10T19:23:39-07:00October 24th, 2019||

Great Sierra River Cleanup

Join our 11th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday, September 21st from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.! We'll be meeting at ESLT's office at 8:30 a.m., at 250 N Fowler Street in Bishop. Eastern Sierra Land Trust, the Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office, the Sierra Club and Tangle Free Waters is hosting this Great day in correlation with a statewide volunteer event focused on removing trash from and restoring the ...continue reading

2019-09-17T15:20:48-07:00September 21st, 2019||

Volunteer Day: Sage-Grouse Habitat Enhancement

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 on land that the sage-grouse calls home. We will be using hand tools to convert a permanent fence to a let-down fence, and we'll ...continue reading

2019-07-22T15:11:38-07:00September 7th, 2019|