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Postponed – Annual Owens River Clean Up 2023

The event organizers have postponed the cleanup with everyone's safety in mind. Due to the potential for dangerously high river water flows from snowmelt runoff, the 9th Annual Owens River Clean Up is being postponed to Saturday, November 4, 2023. Your safety is the utmost priority.  See you the first Saturday of November at the Pleasant Valley Campground! Water flows and air temps the start of November should be perfect for a weekend of cleaning …continue reading

GardenFest 2023

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

Kick off the growing season this Saturday at GardenFest! Join us from 11am to 2pm for an exciting celebration of springtime in ESLT's backyard at 250 N. Fowler Street. At this free, family-friendly community event, you can: Purchase native starter plants from the California Native Plant Society Pick up seeds from the Seed Library Gather garden tips from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Inyo & Mono Counties Chat with Eastern Sierra Audubon Society Buy Compost Tea …continue reading

World Migratory Bird Day 2023

Come bird with us at ESLT’s Black Lake Preserve in celebration of 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.  Join us for a guided bird walk from 8-10 am on June …continue reading

SNARL Spring Series: ESLT ED/CEO Speaks on Mammoth Lakes US 395 Wildlife Crossing Project: Moving Forward

Page Center at SNARL – 1016 Mount Morrison Road 1016 Mount Morrison Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA, United States

Please join us this spring for a series of presentations focused on some of the latest research and findings from the Eastern Sierra and Beyond. We are very excited to be in person again at the Page Center. This seminar will take place on Tuesday, June 6th, from 7pm-8pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm. All seminars will be held in the Page Center at SNARL – 1016 Mount Morrison Road in Mammoth …continue reading

Pollinator Garden Mixer

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

Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) Wednesday, June 21st from 5-7pm for our annual Pollinator Garden Mixer! It’s National Pollinator Week, and we are celebrating! Kick off the summer with us while enjoying beverages, appetizers, and mingling with friends. We hope you can join us in our back yard from 5-7pm at 250 N Fowler Street – please be sure to check out our Certified Pollinator Demonstration Garden in our front yard …continue reading

Volunteer Stewardship Day at Conway Ranch

Join ESLT on Wednesday, July 26th from 9am-1pm for a Land Stewardship Day at Conway Ranch! Join us for a day of good work in the High Sierra! 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 …continue reading

Land Tour at Conway Ranch

Join us on a unique exploration of the storied Conway Ranch, an upcoming tour with expert land managers. Set within the awe-inspiring terrain of Mono County, Conway Ranch serves as a prime example of the region's varied wildlife and land management practices. We’ll explore the ranch and gain insights into the tools and strategies ESLT employs to uphold the conservation values in our projects, and explore how well-managed grazing contributes to the …continue reading

Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup 2023

We are planning a highway cleanup on August 22nd from 8:30-10:30 am to remove trash from ESLT’s sponsored section of Highway 395. Your help is greatly appreciated and will keep litter away from wildlife and out of sensitive ecosystems. In order to avoid as much of the sun and heat as possible, we will get started early. We recommend that volunteers wear long pants to protect against thistle, carry water bottles, and …continue reading

Land Tour at Ullman Ranch

Mark your calendars for an exclusive land tour of Ullman Ranch on August 26th. This event presents a golden opportunity to delve into the heart of the region, exploring its distinctive landscape, and the “emerald islands” of wet meadow that are so critical to wildlife in the arid West. Experience a behind-the-scenes exploration of the 1,424-acre Ullman Ranch, an active cattle operation steeped in rich history. Immerse yourself in its irrigated pastures …continue reading

22nd Anniversary Lands & Legacy

We are tremendously excited to announce the newly rescheduled Lands & Legacy celebration September 22nd-23rd! Join us for a guided tour at Hunewill Ranch on September 22nd, and an inspiring in-person dinner and Paddle Raise at Parallax Restaurant hosted by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area on September 23rd. More details to come soon about the schedule of summer events and land tours. We can’t wait to get inspired with you this summer on …continue reading

Land Tour at Hunewill Ranch

ESLT, together with Hunewill Ranch, an iconic landmark of Eastern Sierra, will host an exclusive land tour as part of our 22nd Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration. Our experienced guides will lead you through the various facets of the ranch's operations, emphasizing its significant contributions to local conservation efforts. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at farming practices and be introduced to the ranch's renowned cattle and horse programs. The tour promises breathtaking …continue reading

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

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