Join us for an informative online tour of the Round Valley mule deer herd’s migration corridor. Biologist Tim Taylor with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will share updates on some of the challenges the deer are facing in the beautiful Round Valley migration area. RSVP for this free event to receive the Zoom link and further details by emailing Gabrielle at or calling (760) 873-4554.
© Sean Beckett 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 [...]
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, [...]
© 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Looking for a fun and family-friendly way to get out in nature? Join us for a free morning of creative fun at Karen’s Preserve (south of Crowley Lake) on August 10th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your children, grandchildren, or other little loved ones and have a blast getting creative in nature. At Crayons & Paint there will be fun educational games about local wildlife, native plants, animal tracks, and [...]