Now Protected Forever: Sceirine Point Ranch

Congratulations - we did it!! Thanks to supporters like you, our funding partners, and the long-term vision of local ranchers Joe and David Sceirine, the scenic and historic Sceirine Point Ranch is now protected forever. Sceirine Point Ranch is a breathtakingly beautiful working ranch in Bridgeport Valley. At 2,375 acres, this historic ranch benefits our Eastern Sierra economy and provides an important home for wildlife like mule deer and sage-grouse. Now that …continue reading

2018-04-16T18:09:47-07:00March 13th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bring Your Garden To Life This Spring

Pollinator Garden Workshop Saturday, April 14 from 10am - 12pm at White Mountain Research Center At our free Pollinator Garden Workshop, you'll hear from local experts about hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and how you can create a blooming haven for pollinators. If you're like most people, you probably can't imagine a world without fruits, vegetables, wildflowers, and other flowering plants. However, you may be surprised to hear that these are now at risk …continue reading

2018-04-16T17:49:20-07:00March 6th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

The Tough Trail Ahead: A Mule Deer’s Journey

Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip Saturday, March 10th from 2 - 5 pm (Note: Due to weather, this event has been rescheduled from its original date of March 3.) RSVP required; to learn more and reserve your spot, please contact Ryan, ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, at (760) 873-4554 or . This time of year, many animals who call our side of the Sierra home are preparing for a journey. …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:54:06-08:00February 12th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Carrying a Torch for Rare Desert Fish

On a bright, sunny morning at the end of last year, a plume of smoke could be seen rising up from the high desert near Benton, CA. Where there's smoke, there's fire and typically, flames like these spell trouble. But in this case, that smoke was cause for celebration. Since 2010, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has been collaborating with local rancher Bill Bramlette and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) …continue reading

2018-04-26T13:15:24-07:00January 26th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Conservation Takes Root

This post was written by Ryan Delaney, ESLT's 2017-2018 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member. Learn more about Ryan and the Sierra Nevada Alliance's Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership program ESLT's Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Ryan Delaney, leads a group of Bishop Elementary School 3rd Graders during their "Taking Root" class visit. I'm constantly surprised by how nature can change us. As an educator in the local "Taking Root" outdoor education …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33-08:00January 17th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Students Take On Watershed Science

Our Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, Ryan (left) works with local 8th graders to gather data on the Lower Owens River. Do you know how our local watersheds are monitored and managed? Want to learn more about how the historic rewatering of the Lower Owens River has affected the health of this vital waterway? These are important questions and middle school students throughout Inyo County are now learning the answers. …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33-08:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Giving Thanks to Someone Who Inspires You

Who inspires you to care?Next week on Giving Tuesday, we want to recognize the friends, relatives, and teachers who introduced you to the magic of nature and taught you the importance of conservation. "When I was a little girl, my Dad taught me that land can help your spirit soar. It can give peace, hope, and joy. Land brings people together - people like you and me.Today I work to save land, …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33-08:00November 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
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Introducing Ryan Delaney: ESLT’s next Education Coordinator &...

All of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are excited to welcome Ryan Delaney to our team. For the next 11 months, Ryan will be serving our Sierra communities as our 2017/2018 Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps member. Ryan comes to us throughtheSierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) a selective program organized by the Sierra Nevada Alliance thatplaces28 young leaders into conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada each year. SNAP members like …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33-08:00November 2nd, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Giving Rare Wildlife a Fighting Chance

Thanks to your support, we've been working with conservation partners and volunteers to improve habitat for rare species in our area. It's rewarding work, and we're excited to share our progress with you. Alongside volunteers from Nevada and California, ESLT's Land Conservation Program Director, Susanna Danner, and Stewardship Coordinator, Sara Kokkelenberg, joined our partners at the U.S. Forest Service - Bridgeport Ranger District on September 23 for a workday in the Sweetwater …continue reading

2018-04-16T18:33:41-07:00October 10th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Finding My Place: Looking Back on my Service...

This post was written by Indigo Johnson, Eastern Sierra Land Trust's 2016/2017 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member. Indigo has served with ESLT for the past 11 months, spending that time working with local gardeners, kids, and volunteers to promote conservation and stewardship, and to connect families with nature. Her AmeriCorps term ends this week, and all of us at Eastern Sierra Land Trust are deeply thankful for her …continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:33-08:00September 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|
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