A Summer Visit to Montgomery Creek Ranch

written by Jessie O'Dell, ESLT Intern As the summer unfolds to reveal the beauty of the Sierra, the opportunity to explore the lands ESLT is working to preserve always reawakens my admiration of the world in which we live. Having grown up in Swall Meadows for all of my 17 years, I have spent much of my life scrambling around the trails of the Eastern Sierra, always searching for new ways to …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:27-08:00July 15th, 2011|Blog|

Tony Taylor: Eastern Sierra’s Accidental Environmentalist

Mammoth Times, April 22, 2011 By George Shirk, Times Senior Writer After 10 years, 6,000 acres protected by Eastern Sierra Land Trust He is the Accidental Environmentalist. Tony Taylor, of Mammoth, is the president of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust. He didn't take over the job, he just kind of fell into it. Ten years ago, he found himself chatting with Swall Meadows' Stephen Ingram and Karen Ferrell-Ingram one day, and the …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:13:42-08:00April 29th, 2011|Blog|

Tony Taylor: Eastern Sierra’s Accidental Environmentalist

He is the Accidental Environmentalist. Tony Taylor, of Mammoth, is the president of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust. He didn't take over the job, he just kind of fell into it. Ten years ago, he found himself chatting with Swall Meadows' Stephen Ingram and Karen Ferrell-Ingram one day... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:31-08:00April 22nd, 2011|Press Releases|

Thinking Like a Deer

Wildlife need to be able to get around too. Understanding this is simple; think about your own life. Imagine if you could not venture more than a block from your home. Sure, you could be pretty happy on the couch for a while, maybe even borrow some snacks from a neighbor, but what would happen when you ran out of coffee or had a craving for Thai food? What if you wanted …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:28-08:00February 17th, 2011|Blog|

Executive Director Karen interviewed by KMMT

Hot off the Press! Eastern Sierra Land Trust Executive Director, Karen Ferrell-Ingram's interview by Stacey Powell of KMMT radio will air tomorrow, October 26, at 8am, 12 noon, and 5pm. Karen will be talking with Stacey about the California Deer Association's recent grant to ESLT. Listen on the Radio, 106.5, KMMT Mammoth, or online at http://www.kmmtradio.com/kmmthome.php Read the Press Release here >>  

2017-03-03T11:13:42-08:00October 25th, 2010|Blog|

California Deer Association Awards Grant to ESLT

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) announced that it has received a $15,000 grant from the California Deer Association. The funds will support ESLT's work with willing landowners in the community of Swall Meadows in preserving important deer habitat. Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:31-08:00September 27th, 2010|Press Releases|

Wildlife Migration Corridor Pictures

Community members had a great day last Saturday exploring Round Valley and Swall Meadows on ESLT's Wildlife Migration Corridor Field Trip. California Department of Fish & Game wildlife biologist Tim Taylor led the group and explained why this area is so critical to the survival of the Round Valley mule deer herd during their winter range in the valley. The Round Valley mule deer herd relies on bitter brush scrub that covers …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:32-08:00March 9th, 2010|Blog|

Wildlife Migration Corridor Field Trip this Saturday!

The Round Valley mule deer herd is currently in residence in Round Valley, its winter range habitat. Join ESLT this Saturday for an opportunity to view these animals and learn more about their amazing migration through local terrain. In the morning, we will caravan heading north through Round Valley where Tim Taylor, Mono County Wildlife Biologist from the California Department of Fish & Game, will explain why this winter range and migration …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:32-08:00March 2nd, 2010|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|

Monitoring season is here!

As stewardship coordinator at the ESLT, one of my responsibilities is to conduct yearly monitoring on all our conservation easements. This is to maintain relationships with landowners and ensure future compliance with conservation easement requirements in order to ensure the preservation of the lands in perpetuity. Monitoring of the Montgomery Creek Ranch was completed recently on June 15. The Education and Outreach Coordinator, Serena, assited me in the monitoring outing, …continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:48-08:00June 30th, 2009|Blog|