ESLT Volunteers at an Adopt-A-Highway event.

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

Want to enjoy amazing views of the Eastern Sierra while making a difference? Join ESLT from 12-2 pm on Saturday, March 19 to remove trash from Highway 395! You will be helping our community keep litter away from wildlife and out of sensitive ecosystems, all while enjoying the gorgeous scenery.  ESLT sponsors a beautiful section of the 395 as part of California’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. This Highway Cleanup will be held outside with …continue reading

2022-03-13T13:13:22-07:00March 19th, 2022||

Great Sierra River Cleanup for the Owens River

  Saturday, Sept. 11th 8:30am-11am Safety first! Please bring and wear a mask to this event. Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the California Coastal Cleanup initiative are hosting a Great Sierra River Cleanup in Bishop to clean up the Owens River after a summer of river activities. The cleanup is the state’s largest annual volunteer event, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers to the state’s beaches, inland shorelines, and rivers to remove …continue reading

2021-09-09T16:25:05-07:00September 11th, 2021||
ESLT Bioblitz citizen science project

Self-Guided Citizen Science Bioblitz!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust is inviting you to participate in collecting scientific observations in a self-guided Citizen Science Bioblitz event! Who: Anyone in the Eastern Sierra Region What: National Geographic defines Citizen Science as, “the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.” Where: Anywhere throughout the Eastern Sierra. You can make observations in your backyard, the local park, or your favorite trail! When: September 4th – …continue reading

2021-09-03T13:53:41-07:00September 4th, 2021||
ESLT pollinator demonstration native plant garden

Garden Restoration Volunteer Day!

A handful of helpful volunteers are needed to join Gabrielle and Kay to prepare the ESLT native plant and pollinator demonstration garden for spring. We will work together towards clearing invasive plants, weeding, and trimming; ultimately preparing for the planting of more native species, and some of Bishop Elementary’s 3rd grade students’ sunflowers for the Sunflower Garden Project! Come at 9:00am and enjoy some coffee and goodies with your gardening, and stay …continue reading

2021-04-12T10:11:33-07:00April 13th, 2021||
ESLT volunteer couple Roberta Lagomarsini and Pete Pumphrey pose with Smokey the Bear.

Volunteer Spotlight: Roberta

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 has been deeply involved in our Eastside Pollinator Garden project, has helped us host events …continue reading

2021-08-12T14:14:08-07:00May 21st, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|

Volunteer Spotlight: Pete

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 our Lands Committee, is instrumental in our Pollinator Garden project, has helped out on Stewardship work days, has led birding tours of our Black Lake Preserve, and much more. Why do you volunteer with ESLT? The Eastern Sierra landscape drew us to this place 15 years …continue reading

2021-08-12T14:19:43-07:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, Volunteer, What's New|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

A Diverse Coalition Unifies Around Sage-Grouse Conservation

Our conservation community has something to celebrate! That's because on March 30th this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ("USFWS") announced it is withdrawing a 2013 proposed rule to list the Bi-State sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. USFWS made this decision after an "extended and comprehensive analysis of the best available science." They concluded that local conservation actions have and will continue to successfully reduce threats to the …continue reading

2021-08-12T14:20:17-07:00April 7th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, 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|

We Love Speed Goats

Twin Pronghorn Fawns, by Tom Koerner, USFWS Bodie State Historic Park is one of the most scenic places in Mono County, where Eastern Sierra Land Trust does much of our land conservation work. And that's saying something, in a county as full of beautiful places as Mono County. The ghost town of Bodie at dawn is suffused with golden light on the wooden buildings, and the dusty green sagebrush steppe …continue reading