Eastern Sierra Land Trust - Upcoming Events

2018 Hikes, Field Trips, Volunteer Days, Celebrations, and much more




Pollinator Garden Workshop

Saturday, April 14

10:00am - 12:00pm

White Mountain Research Center (map)

Looking to revamp your garden this season, but don’t know where to start? At our free Pollinator Garden Workshop, you’ll hear from local experts about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and how you can create a blooming haven for pollinators right in your backyard.

If you’re like most people, you probably can’t imagine a world without fruits, vegetables, wildflowers, and other flowering plants. However, you may be surprised to hear that these are now at risk – and that’s because butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are threatened by habitat loss.

Good news, though: there’s a way you can help! Sign up for ESLT’s free Eastside Pollinator Garden Project at the Pollinator Garden Workshop on April 14, and we’ll help you turn your yard into a beautiful haven for all the birds and insects that keep the Eastern Sierra blooming and productive.

For additional information, please contact Ryan at ryan@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.


ESLT's Pollinator Party

Wednesday, April 18

5:00pm - 6:30pm

ESLT Office Backyard (map)

Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust for an informal gathering to celebrate butterflies, bees, and other pollinators – as well as all the local gardeners who are giving pollinators a home by creating Certified Pollinator Gardens through our Eastside Pollinator Garden Project.

We’ll enjoy snacks and drinks while mingling with friends and sharing gardening stories. You’ll also learn more about how the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project can help bring your garden to life by transforming it into a blooming haven for pollinators.

All Are Welcome — RSVP Helpful! Please email garden@eslt.org or call (760) 873-4554 if you plan to attend. While your RSVP isn’t required, it will help us make sure that we have enough snacks and drinks for all.




GardenFest Celebration

Saturday, May 5

11:00am - 2:00pm

ESLT Office Backyard (map)

Join us as we celebrate spring at our annual GardenFest! At this fun, free, family-friendly event, you'll find what you need to get your garden growing, including an assortment of vegetable and native plant starts for sale, gardening experts on hand to share tips and advice, children's games, music, and so much more. For more info, contact Ryan at ryan@eslt.org.


ESLT Field Trip to the Bay Area: Finding Connection in Nature with John Muir Laws

Sunday, May 6

11:00am - 2:00pm

Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, CA (map)

Join ESLT and John Muir Laws for a family-friendly field trip exploring the beauty and diversity of plant and animal life in the San Francisco Bay Area. John is a highly acclaimed naturalist, artist, and educator who has dedicated his work to connecting people to nature through art and science. He has written and illustrated several books including The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada. As we wander through Coyote Hills, he will reflect on his experiences and work in the Bay Area and the Eastern Sierra, highlighting the urgency of conserving these very special places.

Over lunch, staff will provide highlights about ESLT's recent conservation success working with landowners to preserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra.

This is a family friendly event. Please bring your own lunch and a water bottle, and leave dogs at home. Ticket price: $10 for ESLT members, $20 for nonmembers; kids under 12 are free. Note: there is an additional $5 parking fee at Coyote Hills.

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World Migratory Bird Day at Black Lake

Saturday, May 12

8:00am - 10:30am

ESLT's Black Lake Preserve

World Migratory Bird Day is on May 12 – and in honor of the occasion, we’ll be out on the land looking to catch a glimpse of the unusual birds who can be found in our area this time of year!

Experts from the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society will join us to lead a birding tour of our Black Lake Preserve. We look forward to spending the morning viewing the many different local and migratory birds that call this lake home.

All birding levels welcome – kids included! No pets please. For directions and to RSVP, please email ryan@eslt.org or call (760)873-4554.




ESLT's 10th Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration Weekend

June 8th - 10th, 2018

Save the Date and get ready to raise a glass to the lands and waters you’ve helped conserve forever! At our Party of the Year, we’ll come together with friends and fellow conservation supporters to celebrate the successes you make possible.

There’s lots in store for our 10th annual Lands & Legacy, including tours of our protected lands and ESLT’s signature Lands & Legacy Benefit Dinner - which is taking place Saturday, June 9 at Mammoth Mountain's Parallax Restaurant. Stay tuned for more details!


Swall Meadows Volunteer Restoration Workday

Thursday, June 21

7:30am - 9:30am

ESLT's Swall Wildlife Preserve

Join ESLT’s volunteer team as we head out to our Swall Wildlife Preserve to restore important habitat for mule deer and other wildlife living in the Round Fire burn area!

We’ll meet at parking lot in Paradise off Lower Rock Creek Road (contact ryan@eslt.org for directions) and then carpool to the Preserve. When we arrive, we’ll team up to plant and water young bitterbrush starts – which, when fully developed, will serve as a key source of food and shelter for mule deer, birds, and more.

If you’d like to “lend a hand on the land,” please contact ryan@eslt.org or call (760) 873-4554 – we’d love to have your help!


Please check back soon, as we're frequently adding new opportunities to get out and explore, and to learn about how you can impact the future of conservation in the Eastern Sierra.