What’s New category is a group of articles about recent news and happenings around ESLT.

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|

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|
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|

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|

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|
Amanda Serenyi, ESLT's Membership Coordinator

Welcome Amanda Serenyi, our new Membership Coordinator!

Welcome to Amanda Serenyi! Our ESLT team is thrilled that Amanda has joined us as our new Membership Coordinator.  Amanda comes to us with an impressive accounting background in the non-profit and land trust sphere. Amanda began working with us in June and is excited to join the ESLT team. To help you get to know Amanda better, we asked her a few questions about her background and interests: Tell us about …continue reading

2022-07-18T15:42:50-07:00July 18th, 2022|Blog, Featured, Membership, What's New|
Cover page to the 2022 Spring/Summer edition of SierraScapes.

Our Spring/Summer SierraScapes Newsletter Is Here!

Our Spring/Summer SierraScapes Newsletter has arrived! An online edition, packed with conservation updates and stories, can be read here. Inside, you'll find a celebration of the conservation easements at Centennial Point Ranch and Ullman Ranch, stories highlighting ESLT's role in conservation efforts such as the Mammoth Lakes 395 Wildlife Crossing and 30 by 30 Initiative, and much much more. Note that the original printed version contained a mistake on page two that …continue reading

2022-07-13T15:16:24-07:00July 13th, 2022|Blog, What's New|
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