Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Day

We need your help keeping Highway 395 beautiful and trash-free. On July 18th from 8-10 a.m., we'll come together to clean the stretch of highway that ESLT has adopted. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and sunglasses. We hope to see you there! For more information or to volunteer, please contact Marie at or by calling (760) 873 – 4554. And stay posted - we may add more cleanup dates in the …continue reading

2019-07-02T10:41:55-07:00July 18th, 2019||

Black Lake Stewardship Day

Join us for a spring stewardship day at our Black Lake Preserve on May 21. The remote preserve has a rich geologic, agricultural and ecological history and is also a critical bird habitat. We will work on several stewardship projects to improve wildlife habitat. More information to come soon.  To volunteer or find out more, contact Marie at or call (760) 873 – 4554.

2019-04-30T14:13:12-07:00May 21st, 2019||

Black Lake Stewardship Days

Save the dates! Join us for one or both of our spring stewardship days at our Black Lake Preserve on April 18th and May 17th. The remote preserve has a rich geologic, agricultural and ecological history and is also a critical bird habitat. We will work on several stewardship projects to improve wildlife habitat. More information to come soon.  To volunteer or find out more, contact Marie at or call (760) 873 …continue reading

2019-04-18T13:06:19-07:00April 18th, 2019||

Finding Strength in Nature

Maria Montessori stated in her book Discovery of the Child, "When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength." As a requirement of my Montessori-based education, I went away to a nature camp for one to four weeks per year from Kindergarten through eighth grade. By the time we were teenagers, we were spending a month out of the classroom learning about the natural world. I am certain that this …continue reading

2019-03-25T13:35:43-07:00March 25th, 2019|Blog, On the Wild Side, Volunteer|

Flash Foxy Stewardship Day with BLM

Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust and Bureau of Land Management for a cleanup during the Women’s Flash Foxy Climbing Festival. We will be working on cleaning up a few favorite spots around Bishop. Space is limited, so please email or call (760) 873-4554 to RSVP and for more information.

2019-03-15T13:32:07-07:00March 24th, 2019||

A New Class of Volunteers!

ESLT enjoys volunteer involvement and support in everything we accomplish. Many thanks to our graduating class from the recent Volunteer Orientation, held on a bluebird day last month. Thanks also to Great Basin Bakery for making it a delicious gathering and to Victoria Ortiz, our newest super-volunteer and AmeriCorps member.

2017-03-03T11:06:21-08:00March 7th, 2012|Blog, Volunteer|

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|

Hola from ESLT’s 2012 AmeriCorps Member!

Hello future friends and community! My name is Victoria Ortiz and I will be serving as ESLT's 2012 AmeriCorps member and Education Coordinator. This morning I went for a run during which I reveled in how lucky I am to be living in paradise. For the last couple winters I have worked as a ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain and have fallen in love with the clean air and active …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:51-08:00February 2nd, 2012|Blog|

Giving Thanks for Volunteers

This time of year, many of us are preparing to gather with friends and family to give thanks for the things in our life that deserve our gratitude. Here at ESLT, we wanted to take a moment to do that as well, and so last week we held a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The evening was filled with good cheer, many thanks, and celebration of the time our volunteers have given. ESLT would …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:22-08:00November 14th, 2011|Blog, Volunteer|

Three generations of AmeriCorps

A serendipitous coincidence found three generations of AmeriCorps members at the ESLT office when Do Lee, SNAP Program Director, came to visit with current AmeriCorps member Sarah Spano. We celebrated with a BBQ in the garden, and shared stories about past AmeriCorps training (like the Rock Paper Scissor Tournament where Sarah made it to the final challenge), and heard about future plans (Katie, 2008 AmeriCorps member, is off to graduate …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:17-08:00June 4th, 2010|Blog|