Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip 2024

At this time of the year, many animals that call the Eastern Sierra home are preparing for a long journey. When food and shelter become scarce in their usual habitat and the weather gets colder, many animals migrate to warmer areas. The Round Valley mule deer herd is no exception. Twice each year, the mule deer herd migrates between its winter range on the valley floor to its summer range in …continue reading

2024-06-12T16:31:35-07:00June 12th, 2024|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

We are Seeking Our New AmeriCorps SNAP Member!

Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Are you looking for a way to give back to our land and community? Apply today to become ESLT's next AmeriCorps Member!  We are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader to commit to an eight-month service term to help protect the Eastern Sierra by joining us as this year’s AmeriCorps Member and Education Coordinator. You can help us fill this important role by applying or …continue reading

2023-02-01T09:49:58-08:00January 30th, 2023|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, SNAP|

Leslie Hunewill Joins ESLT’s Board of Directors

We are thrilled to welcome sixth-generation Bridgeport Valley rancher and Eastern Sierra advocate, Leslie Hunewill, to our Board of Directors. Leslie is a rancher at Hunewill Ranch in Bridgeport Valley where her family raises cattle and operates a guest ranch. In August 2020, Eastern Sierra Land Trust completed a conservation easement with the Hunewill family, permanently protecting 4,100 acres of the family’s historic ranch. After many years of supporting and partnering …continue reading

2023-01-18T09:46:05-08:00January 18th, 2023|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

Welcome Harrison Covert, Our New Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member

Welcome to Harrison Covert! We are thrilled that he is joining ESLT as our new Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member as part of the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. Harrison joins us from Colorado where he grew up and attended college. To help you get to know Harrison better, we asked him a few questions about his background and interests: Tell us about your roots. I’m a Colorado native through and through. Both sides …continue reading

2022-12-01T16:27:43-08:00December 1st, 2022|Blog, Featured, SNAP, What's New|

Ways to Give Back on #GivingTuesday 2022

Visiting Black Lake Preserve. Photo by Heather Freeman. Giving Tuesday is on November 29th this year! When you donate to ESLT by mail (P.O. Box 755, Bishop, CA 93515) or online, you'll be joining a movement to protect the Eastern Sierra's natural and working lands for future generations. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity initiative that encourages people and organizations to invest in their communities. Over the past ten …continue reading

2022-11-28T15:37:16-08:00November 23rd, 2022|Blog, Featured, Membership, Press Releases, Volunteer|
Emmie Snead, ESLT's Land Stewardship Program Director

Welcome Emmalyn Snead, Our New Land Stewardship Program...

Welcome to Emmalyn Snead! We are thrilled that she is joining ESLT as our new Land Stewardship Program Director. Emmie joins with a wealth of experience in ranching and land stewardship. To help you get to know Emmie better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell us about your roots. I grew up on a small farm in Virginia's Piedmont region. We grew all sorts of …continue reading

2022-11-07T13:42:44-08:00November 7th, 2022|Blog, Featured, What's New|

Welcome Amy Sturgill, Our New Land Conservation Program...

Welcome to Amy Sturgill! We are thrilled that Amy has joined us as our Land Conservation Program Director. Amy joins us with an impressive background in Eastern Sierra conservation experience. To help you get to know Amy better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell us about your roots. I was born and raised in California’s Central Valley. I grew up on a big piece of …continue reading

2022-11-07T12:31:24-08:00September 29th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

Thank You to Our Education Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member, Claire!

After an amazing year, we are sad to say that our AmeriCorps Member/Education Coordinator, Claire, has reached the end of her one-year service term. Claire came to us through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) and did an outstanding job leading our Community Connections, Sunflower Kids, and Eastside Pollinator Garden programs among other roles. Claire organized many of our most popular events, taught numerous outdoor education classes, and strengthened our community's …continue reading

2022-09-29T10:29:46-07:00September 29th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, SNAP|

Kay Ogden Appointed to California’s 30×30 Partnership Coordinating...

ESLT's Executive Director/CEO, Kay Ogden Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Executive Director/CEO Kay Ogden has been appointed to serve on the California Natural Resources Agency’s 30x30 Partnership Coordinating Committee (PCC). The Committee, comprised of 18 environmental leaders from around the state, is tasked with fostering inclusive public communication and statewide coordination to advance California’s 30x30 Initiative – a commitment to conserve thirty percent of the state’s lands and coastal waters …continue reading

2022-09-28T08:10:29-07:00September 28th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|

2022 Great Sierra River Cleanup

On Saturday, ESLT hosted a local contribution to the Great Sierra River Cleanup. Fourteen community members gathered at the Artesian Wells near the Owens River and spent the morning cleaning litter in the river corridor. The dedicated team cleaned cigarette butts, beverage containers, clothing, and food packaging. Thank you to everyone who joined! ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Claire, did a wonderful job of coordinating the cleanup. We are sad …continue reading

2022-09-20T12:37:20-07:00September 20th, 2022|Blog, SNAP, Success Stories, Volunteer, What's New|
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