For five years now, ESLT has maintained a successful and ever-growing relationship with the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). The SNAP program places twenty-seven AmeriCorps members at different conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada to conduct watershed restoration and monitoring, watershed education, and volunteer recruitment and support.

Five years of AmeriCorps members at ESLT, from 2007 to 2011.

ESLT has had the opportunity to work with five talented young women, who have served the Eastern Sierra community through educational programs and outreach opportunities to better inform and inspire the public about land conservation in Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties.

Hillary, ESLT's 2011 AmeriCorps member, leads a field trip at Crowley Hilltop Preserve, teaching kids how to identify animal tracks.

ESLT has just received the wonderful news that we have been approved for another year of AmeriCorps support. Hooray! Fall is quickly surrounding us, which means AmeriCorps recruitment is in full swing at ESLT.

The ESLT AmeriCorps member responsibilities include watershed restoration, environmental education, and volunteer recruitment and support. Here, Hillary assists in monitoring ESLT conservation easements in the Mono Basin.

Do you also love the Eastern Sierra and yearn to preserve the open and beautiful landscapes that define our region? Or do you know someone who does? Please keep your ears and eyes open for potential candidates. The SNAP program is highly competitive, so don’t wait apply now! Applications are due October 17th. For more information and how to apply, please visit