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|

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|

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|

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Now in its 21st year protecting critical wildlife habitat, natural and working lands, and scenic open spaces, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded ESLT this renewed accreditation, the organization’s second renewal since initially earning accreditation in 2011, demonstrating its confidence that Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conserved lands will …continue reading

2022-09-14T11:05:11-07:00September 13th, 2022|Blog, Press Releases, What's New|
Communications manager Byron on a raft

Welcome Byron Roos-Collins, our new Communications Manager!

Welcome to Byron Roos-Collins! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Byron has joined us as our new Communications Manager. Byron comes to us with an extensive background as a wilderness guide. He is also a co-founder of a hot sauce business and a whitewater rafting guidebook business.  Byron began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Byron better, we asked …continue reading

2022-01-31T12:40:37-08:00January 31st, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases|

Welcome Kelly Muller, our new Land Stewardship Manager!

Welcome to Kelly Muller! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Kelly has joined us as our new Land Stewardship Manager.  Kelly comes to us with an impressive background in land restoration and management.  Kelly began working with us in January and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Kelly better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell me about your roots! …continue reading

2022-01-31T14:01:35-08:00January 27th, 2022|Blog, Featured, Press Releases, What's New|
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