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Celebrating The Lands & Legacy You Protect Forever

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and inspiration in the wake ofour recent Lands & Legacy Celebration. The whole weekend was simply magical: filled with wonderful friends, endless encouragement, and dreams of the lands that we can conserve together. Dreams that are already becoming realities thanks to the generosity of supporters like you. Bringing together our conservation partnersfrom across the state and beyond,our 8th annual "Party of the Year" was fantastic fun. …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45-08:00August 18th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Remembering our Dear Friend Herb Benham

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are saddened to report the loss of our dear friend and conservation partner, Herb Benham. Herb grew up in Southern California, and was an impressive tennis player throughout his life. He served his country, joining the US Marine Corps as a combat interpreter in 1942. After the war he attended the University of Arizona on a tennis scholarship, and met his wife Phyllis on …continue reading

2017-03-03T10:55:42-08:00July 5th, 2016|Blog|

Local Photographer Bill Dunlap Joins the ESLT Board

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome local Eastern Sierra resident and photographer William (Bill) Dunlap to our Board of Directors! Bill has been a volunteer and member with Eastern Sierra Land Trustfor several years, anda frequent attendee at ESLT events most often with camera in hand, ready to capture the action. As a member of our Board, he'll have an even greater influence on conservation efforts …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:13:39-08:00June 16th, 2016|Blog, Volunteer|

Exploring our Black Lake Preserve: Pictures from our...

May 14 began bright, brisk, and breezy - we couldn't have asked for a better day to spend out on the land with friends, celebrating the conservation of our Black Lake Preserve! Partners from Eastern Sierra Audubon (ESAS) and California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter (CNPS) joined Eastern Sierra Land Trustto lead a tour exploringthis stunning property. Along the way, we enjoyed seeingsome of the diverse flora and fauna …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:08-08:00May 20th, 2016|Blog|

This New Year, ESLT Turns 15!

The clock strikes midnight. Glasses clink, fireworks light the sky, lovers lean in for a kiss - and a new yearunfolds, withall its endless possibility. For me, like many, this isa time to start fresh and set mysights on new goals; an occasion to appreciate the distance I'vecome and to chart the pathahead. As the Executive Director of Eastern Sierra Land Trust, I know in my heart that you - ESLTmembers and …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:46-08:00January 11th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Thanks to Elaine and Doug Muchmore for a...

On August 30, Elaine and Doug Muchmore hosted their third annual Garden Concert to benefit Eastern Sierra Land Trust. Held outdoors in their beautiful backyard in La Jolla, CA, the eveningwas truly exquisite - we cannot thank Elaine and Doug enough for their remarkable hospitality! From start to finish, the party was such a lovely gathering of friends. We are delighted to share here with you a bit of the magic that …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:12:23-08:00September 17th, 2015|Blog, Celebrations|

Lands & Legacy 2015: A Huge Success!

If you've been keeping up with ESLT recently, you've likely heard about Lands & Legacy our "Party of the Year" that celebrates our important conservation work. This annual weekend helps to inspire the support of our community so that we can continue our work saving the Eastern Sierra lands we all love. At this year's Lands & Legacy on July 24-26, that support went a step further by raising much-needed funds to …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:20-08:00August 18th, 2015|Blog, Volunteer|

In Memory Of Our Dear Friend James Wilson

Along with the entireEastern Sierra community, I was crushed to learn of the recent and unexpected passing of our dear friend, James Wilson. James was a lifelongchampion of the Eastside, and much of his vibrant life was devoted to protecting the wild spaces and creatures we all cherish. His passion, dedication and vision for our region will be deeply and sorely missed. Because no one has said it better in my mind, …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:01:17-08:00August 5th, 2015|Blog|

Round Fire Devastates Swall Meadows

Dear Friends, There are truly no words for these feelings - I think crying and hugging one another come closer to expressing what is bursting inside. Our close-knit community was hit hard on February 6th by the devastatingly intense Round Fire. A devastating wildfire earlier this month ravaged homes and habitat in the Eastern Sierra. Photo © Jerry Dodrill. The statistics tell one part of the firestorm's story: 7,000 burned …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00March 4th, 2015|Blog|
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ESLT Welcomes Mini to the Office!

All of us at ESLT are thrilled to welcome Mini Mantzouranis to our office as our new Membership Development Coordinator. Mini has been living in the Eastern Sierra for just a few months; you may recognize her from the front counter at Bishop's Range and River Books, where she has been working part-time since she moved to the area. We are excited that she was able to jump right in and join …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:20-08:00January 29th, 2015|Blog|
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