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2023 Great Sierra River Cleanup

Artesian Wells, Bishop, CA

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is part of California Coastal Cleanup day. During last year’s California Coastal Cleanup, 36,289 volunteers came out to 3,086 cleanups, 363,719 lbs of trash and recyclables were removed, and 1,335 miles were cleaned. Let’s make this year even bigger! You can help us keep litter out of our waterways by marking your calendars for Saturday, September 30, from 9:00am-12:00pm. We will remove trash along the Owens River …continue reading

ESLT Holiday Mixer 2023

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Office Backyard 250 N. Fowler Street, Bishop, CA, United States

Join us as we get together with our conservation partners and community members. This will be a great opportunity to meet new staff and catch up with old friends. This holiday party will feature an ugly sweater contest, with the contest winner receiving a prize. Hint: this prize may involve wine. Ugly Sweater Contest Categories  Glow Like a Christmas Tree - Range of Light: Think sweaters decked out in lights, tinsel, and …continue reading

Wildlife Tracking Workshop

Wildlife Tracking Workshops are back! Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association is teaming up with Eastern Sierra Land Trust to host these incredible workshops once again! Join professional wildlife tracker and mountain lion researcher Phil Johnston for a day in the desert learning to read the stories of wild animals through tracking. Phil has over a decade of experience teaching tracking and is certified as Senior Tracker through Tracker Certification North America. Come learn …continue reading

Mule Deer Migration Corridor Field Trip

Mule deer are an iconic species in the Western US. Perhaps you have seen them take bounding, stiff-legged hops through the sagebrush, or noticed their large, mule-like ears. Maybe you saw a mule deer from the Round Valley herd! The Round Valley mule deer herd migrates seasonally between the valley floor in the winter and mountain meadows in the summer. On their journey, they must pass through a thin bottleneck in Swall …continue reading

Pollinator Garden Workshop

Bishop City Auditorium, Next to City Hall

Did you know that gardening with native plants can save you money and water? It’s true – native plants found in the Eastern Sierra are often drought tolerant and require less maintenance than lawns or high water-use plants. Native plants also attract pollinators like birds and butterflies that are essential for wildflowers and productive gardens. Join us for an enlightening workshop learning from local experts to design, redesign, or improve your pollinator garden with best practices, …continue reading

GardenFest 2024

Eastern Sierra Land Trust Office Backyard 250 N. Fowler Street, Bishop, CA, United States

Kick off the growing season with us at GardenFest! Join us for an exciting celebration of springtime in ESLT’s backyard at 250 N. Fowler Street. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and the days are getting longer and warmer. Help us celebrate spring at ESLT’s GardenFest Celebration on May 4th from 11 am- 2 pm. This family-friendly community event will feature a plant sale, seed library, Master Gardeners, Eastern Sierra Audubon …continue reading

World Migratory Bird Day 2024

Come birding with us to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the donation of Black Lake Preserve to ESLT and World Migratory Bird Day! Black Lake is a rare desert wetland north of Benton in Adobe Valley that is an important stopover site for migratory birds. The alkali lakes and wetlands in Adobe Valley provide a great environment for our feathered friends to rest and refuel during migration. This incredible preserve was …continue reading

Connection with Nature: Youth Art Show

C5 Studios 210 S Warren Street, Bishop, California

Please join us for an art show reception at C5 Studios in Bishop on Friday, May 17, from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. This free showing is open to all members of the community to come and admire these creative pieces submitted by young artists from Inyo and Mono Counties. Light and snacks refreshments will be provided.  Thank you so much to everyone who submitted work for the "Connection with Nature" art …continue reading

Stewardship Day at Black Lake Preserve

Join us on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00am for a good day of hard work in the Eastern Sierra! We will be removing debris from the Preserve, including old fencing material, railroad ties, barbed wire, a large wooden trough and shed, and some minor fence repair. When: Volunteers will meet on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00am at ESLT office (250 N. Fowler Street in Bishop) and then carpool to Black Lake Preserve. …continue reading

Pollinator Garden Inspiration Tour

Our neighbors have been hard at work creating gardens filled with flourishing native and pollinator-friendly plants! Join our tour for the opportunity to see some beautiful and creative pollinator-friendly gardens in Bishop and Chalfant. Come away with tons of inspiration for your very own yard. You will get exclusive access to these gardens and the chance to ask the gardeners all of your burning questions about native plants! Mark your calendar for …continue reading

Swall Meadows BioBlitz!

Join us on Sunday, June 9th for a special BioBlitz event with conservation easement landowners in Swall Meadows. A BioBlitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. We will record what we find in iNaturalist and be joined by local experts on our area's natural history. This is a great event for anyone who is passionate about this area, wants …continue reading

Volunteer Stewardship Day 1 at Conway Ranch

Join us for a good day of hard work in the Sierra on Wednesday, July 10th from 9am-1pm. We’re gathering a team of hardworking volunteers to help restore native plant habitats and pull mullein weeds on this beautiful property north of Mono Lake in Lee Vining. This property is owned and managed by Mono County, and monitored by ESLT. Meet at Mono Basin Visitor Center at 1 Visitor Center Drive, Lee Vining, …continue reading

Please check back soon for new opportunities to get out, explore, and get involved in our conservation efforts here in the Eastern Sierra.