Fall Wildlife Activity

It is officially fall now and the nights are cooling down quickly. Aspen groves are starting to change color and the wildlife are on the move. We recently captured some activity on a conservation easement property located in Swall Meadows, we thought you would all enjoy some of these cool shots. [slideshow] -Aaron

2017-03-03T12:12:23-08:00September 25th, 2012|Blog, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

Historic Conservation Values

Did you know that lands preserved by ESLT in partnership with private landowners have included what was once the highest elevation production orchard in the Country, the first farm established in Hammil Valley (also a railroad stop), and a portion of one of the earliest ranches in Big Meadows, which we now know as Bridgeport? Apple orchard in Swall Meadows Working in land conservation we spend a lot of time …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00June 20th, 2012|Blog|

Wildlife Migration Corridor Field Trip Slideshow

3pm - Pine Creek Rd./Hwy 395: The trip began with Aaron Johnson, our Lands Director, welcoming over 20 people to our event and explaining the itinerary. 3:45pm: We drove to Round Valley Rd. and Tim Taylor, a wildlife biologist from Department of Fish and Game explained the habitat, diet and migration pattern of the mule deer that winter in this region. We had some great questions about predator species and causes of …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:24-08:00March 15th, 2012|Blog|

How Much is Enough?

An update on ESLT's work to preserve the Round Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor Drum roll please . . . to date, ESLT has helped private landowners preserve 269 acres of open space in the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor. That is almost a square half mile! Which begs the question, is 269 acres enough? Enough is when the Round Valley mule deer have free and open access through the migration …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:13:40-08:00March 6th, 2012|Blog|

Repeat after me, “In 2011, ESLT . ....

. . . preserved 224 acres of critical wildlife habitat. Naylon Conservation Easement (104 acres) and Wilson Conservation Project (60 acres) preserves critical habitat in the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor, ensuring safe passage for the mule deer during their bi-annual migration through Swall Meadows. Willow Flat Conservation Easement preserves 60 acres near the Sonora Junction, including a half mile stretch of the Little Walker River. The property provides the West …continue reading

2017-03-03T15:47:59-08:00February 10th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

Important Wildlife Migration Corridor Expanded

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 Owens Valley pioneer Joseph Swall... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00December 16th, 2011|Press Releases|

Celebrating the Naylon Conservation Easement

We invite all to join us for the celebration of ESLT's newest completed conservation easement in Swall Meadows, Mono County. This is a special celebration on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 11am to 2pm, with live music, walking tours, and refreshments. Please RSVP by calling David at 760-873-4554. This will be a unique opportunity to tour ESLT's newest conservation easement, to learn about the wildlife migration corridor, and the history of Swall …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:16-08:00October 17th, 2011|Blog|

Preserving the Heart of Swall Meadows

"The thing I like about ESLT is that I believe in private property rights, and working with them allows me to still own my property while working towards protecting and preserving it," said Bob Naylon. Photo by Stephen Ingram. When Bob Naylon traveled to the Eastern Sierra in the 1980s, he was looking for a large open piece of land to call home. "I found this piece of Swall Meadows …continue reading

2022-02-16T14:57:34-08:00August 25th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Land and Legacy – Preserving the Heart of...

When Bob Naylon traveled to the Eastern Sierra in the 1980's, he was looking for a large open piece of land to call home. "I found this piece of Swall Meadows and it was beautiful," Bob says, "and I bought it." Over time, Bob and his wife Lee began to think about options to keep their property from development. "I have always been interested in land conservation, and it finally came to …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:31-08:00August 16th, 2011|Press Releases|