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Press Releases & Published Articles


December 14, 2012 - Local Land Trust Documents Wildlife in Migration Corridor

Have you ever wondered what wildlife might be doing when you aren’t looking? Eastern Sierra Land Trust set out to learn more this year and “capture” some of the wild visitors and residents of the important and diverse area known as the Round Valley mule deer migration corridor. With a small grant from the Norcross Wildlife Foundation . . .

Press Release [PDF]

September 28, 2012 - Karen Ferrell-Ingram Awarded the Last Best Place Award

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Eastern Sierra Land Trust Executive Director Karen Ferrell-Ingram was awarded the Frank Wells Last Best Place Award by the Sierra Nevada Alliance at their annual conference in South Lake Tahoe.

Press Release [PDF]

August 7, 2012 - On the Sunny Side

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is turning heads, toward the bright yellow blooms of sunflowers peeking over the fence on Home Street. The ESLT garden has been bursting with color, a product of a partnership with Bishop Elementary third grade classrooms and the 4H Sunflower Group to grow sunflowers in the ESLT garden.

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July 14, 2012 - On view: 'Art for Conservation' puts insiders' eyes on Eastern Sierra

The exhibition at G2 Gallery in Venice features works by photographers with strong ties to the region. By Michael J. Ybarra, Special to the Los Angeles Times

Thousands of years ago humans first inscribed themselves on the landscape of California's eastern flank. Indians scratched a fantastic cosmos of circles and squiggles on the dark desert rock in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Photographer Nolan Nitschke captures this geological canvas in the broad foreground, while a fiery sunset over the snowy mountains competes for attention — the grandeur of art and nature holding each other in balance.

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May 20, 2012 - Eastern Sierra Photographers featured in Venice Gallery
On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, The G2 Gallery in Venice, CA will partner with the Eastern Sierra Land Trust for a juried exhibit of photography, Art for Conservation: The Eastern Sierra Land Trust, featuring seven photographers from the region. From William Henry Jackson to Ansel Adams to Galen Rowell, the Eastern Sierra has provided a continual source of inspiration for photographers seeking new frontiers and unforgettable vistas. Press Release [PDF]

January 18, 2012 - Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley
Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as “Big Meadows”, is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement. Press Release [PDF] and Inyo Register Article [PDF]

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