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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

2020-04-07T15:44:46-07:00April 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 Creative Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday

    Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Photo by Gayyna Andrushko. Giving Tuesday is coming up soon, on December 3rd this year! When you donate to ESLT by mail (P.O. Box 755, Bishop, CA 93515) or online, you'll be joining a movement to protect special lands for generations to come. Thank you for caring! And there are many more ways you can give to ESLT, too. Try one of them out [...]

2019-11-21T15:20:53-08:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Day

We need your help keeping Highway 395 beautiful and trash-free! On November 2nd from 9-11 a.m., we'll come together for a fun morning of tidying up ESLT's adopted stretch of highway. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and sunglasses. See you there! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Marie at or by calling (760) 873 – 4554.

2019-09-24T09:44:51-07:00November 2nd, 2019||

Fall Mixer and Volunteer Appreciation Party

At our fall mixer, we'll be giving thanks to our incredible volunteers! Let's enjoy snacks and drinks as we celebrate the folks who donate their time and skills towards protecting the Eastern Sierra for future generations. All are welcome (with or without Halloween costumes.) Volunteers, we're throwing a party for you! Come by for cake and festivities. We appreciate all your hard work, and we look forward to celebrating your positive impact [...]

2019-09-23T16:58:28-07:00October 29th, 2019||

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 [...]

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