Marie Ring, a current ESLT AmeriCorps member, removes invasive Tule, improving wildlife habitat at one of ESLT’s properties, Benton Hot Springs Ranch. © ESLT

Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Are you looking for a way to give back to our land and community? Apply today to become our next AmeriCorps Member!

Eastern Sierra Land Trust and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader to commit to five and a half months of service to protecting this region’s natural resources and wildlife habitat. This half-term SNAP member will serve on the ESLT Land Stewardship Team for a half year, full time, from April 6th through September 19th, 2020. They will work with our entire staff, gaining technical training and field skills along with mentorship from outstanding environmental leaders.

Applications are being considered right now, so apply soon via the SNAP website. For a complete service description, information on compensation and benefits and application instructions, visit SNAP’s website.

The new SNAP member will support our strong and growing Land Stewardship Program, which means they will be working directly on and with our beautiful protected places. They will check up on and care for land on ranches, wetlands, sagebrush steppe and forest properties. When they return to the office, they will write and edit reports, file photos and data sets and organize volunteers.

ESLT has hosted talented SNAP members for 6- and 11-month service terms every year since the Sierra Nevada Alliance began the program in 2007. These AmeriCorps members have positively impacted our region through their impressive leadership of land stewardship and education projects. Our new SNAP member will work alongside ESLT Land Stewardship Manager Sara Kokkelenberg, who was once an ESLT SNAP member herself. After Sara’s own two service terms, she was chosen from among more than 4,000 participants as California’s AmeriCorps Member of the Year. She will now supervise and mentor this new SNAP member in 2020.

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Sara Kokkelenberg, ESLT’s Land Stewardship Manager, monitors protected land in Bridgeport Valley. The new SNAP member will assist with similar projects as a part of ESLT’s Land Stewardship Team. © ESLT