A fisherman casts into Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierra

It Takes More than Stocking for World-Class Eastern...

This story was first published by Western Outdoor News in their Eastern Sierra Preview 2022.  Bishop, CA The much-anticipated Eastern Sierra trout season opener is almost here! Before you grab those rods and reels and head out to your secret fishing holes, cast an eye to what is happening on the land and water affecting your favorite world-class fisheries. More Than Planting Fish Keeping streams full of fish takes more than just …continue reading

2022-04-26T16:15:02-07:00April 18th, 2022|Blog|
6 pronghorn gathered in a snowy area

You Can Save Eastern Sierra Land and Wildlife

Spend time enjoying the Eastern Sierra, and you'll watch the landscape come alive. Here, golden desert mesas and sagebrush steppe teem with species like pronghorn, pygmy rabbit, and bobcat. The rare Bi-State sage-grouse meanwhile raises their chicks on the green irrigated meadows in places like Bridgeport Valley. These valley ecosystems rise suddenly to towering peaks, creating homes for species like black bear, the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, and Sierra Nevada red …continue reading

Sage Grouse, Icon of the West

In his first presentation in the state of California last month, Noppadol Paothong blew the audience away with his stunning photography of greater sage-grouse. But the positive impact of Noppadol's work reaches beyond the sheer beauty of his photographs. As he documents just how compelling the sage-grouse is, he is also spreading the word about why this species is so important. Why are they important? For one, Noppadol explains, …continue reading

2020-03-20T10:03:10-07:00March 18th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Journeying with the Round Valley Mule Deer

© Bill Dunlap It's the time of year when many animals that call the Eastern Sierra their home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in the winter, most migrate to warmer areas often at lower elevations. The local Round Valley mule deer herd is no exception. Twice each year, the Round Valley mule deer herd embarks on a particularly risky migration journey. These deer …continue reading

2020-02-26T17:27:32-08:00February 20th, 2020|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases|

How You Help the Sierra Nevada Red Fox...

In 2014, the Sierra Nevada red fox made its first reappearance in Yosemite National Park for nearly 100 years. In December 2014, a wildlife camera in Yosemite National Park captured this beautiful winter photo. And that fox trotting through the scene was more than just a fun find. It was proof of the first confirmed Sierra Nevada red fox in the park in nearly 100 years. These foxes are special …continue reading

2020-01-30T11:21:19-08:00January 30th, 2020|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

A Wild and Working Mosaic, by Kay Ogden

The Hunewill family is one of many in the Eastern Sierra who have been ranching for multiple generations. Families like these keep our region wide open so mule deer, pronghorn, and sage-grouse thrive. Photo by Dwayne Leonard, Ranch Memories Photography. by Kay Ogden, ESLT Executive Director I just couldn't believe the majestic and crazy landscape that was unfolding before me as I rode my bike from Los Angeles to Mono …continue reading

2019-12-11T09:20:25-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Featured, Membership, On the Wild Side, What's New|

Video: Partnerships on Working Lands

https://vimeo.com/351628119   This video is by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Private landowners are responsible for the use and management of more than two-thirds of our nation's land, including some of the most important fish and wildlife habitats in the United States. Across the West, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is working with ranchers, federal and state partners, and other non-profit organizations to support conservation on working lands.

2019-11-20T15:21:09-08:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, Success Stories, 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

We’re Helping Bi-State Sage-Grouse. Join Us!

Photo by Bob Wick, BLM. Would you like to be a part of our conservation success stories? At the bottom of this article, you can read about an opportunity to volunteer with us next month as we care for Bi-State sage-grouse habitat. Bi-State sage-grouse on the border of California and Nevada are a genetically distinct population of sage-grouse, and are a loved species here in the Eastern Sierra. But due …continue reading

2019-09-19T14:02:22-07:00August 13th, 2019|Blog, Featured, On the Wild Side, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer, What's New|

Kids, Get Out Your Crayons and Paint!

At our Crayons & Paint event on August 10th, kids and their families are invited to play games, get creative and explore nature at Karen's Preserve. With school out and summer almost halfway through, families everywhere are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged and active and we're offering a great opportunity to do just that! On August 10th from 9 a.m. 1 p.m., families with children between the …continue reading

2019-07-23T15:48:47-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP, Volunteer|
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