Lands & Legacy 12th Annual Celebration

August 27th – September 3rd, 2020

Nature • Health • Peace

It was so wonderful to celebrate our accomplishments together at the 12th annual Lands & Legacy Celebration. We’re sharing select recordings of our online gatherings for everyone to enjoy! Just click one of the videos below to begin watching.

Go Back In Time with Bill Bramlette

Go back in time with the owner of Historic Benton Hot Springs and ESLT’s Benton Hot Springs Ranch Conservation Easement, as he explores stories from the historic town of Benton and from his own family history.

Wildlife Chat with ESLT

Learn about amazing Eastern Sierra wildlife, where you can respectfully spot them, and how you care for them by supporting ESLT. Executive Director and CEO Kay Ogden along with Land Conservation Program Director Sus Danner will share fun facts about our local wildlife along with personal stories about seeing them at ESLT’s protected special places.

Nature Journal Workshop with Jack Muir Laws

Connect with the amazing naturalist, artist, author, and educator Jack Muir Laws. He’s hosting an interactive nature journaling workshop! Bring your journal if you have one, pencils or pens, and your imagination. You’ll have a blast and come away with something great, no matter your artistic experience level.

Author Talk with Kendra Atleework, author of Miracle Country

Share the magic of storytelling at an author talk with Kendra Atleework! She’ll discuss her recent memoir Miracle Country, which beautifully describes growing up in the Eastern Sierra. It is a book about family, landscape, history, flight, and return. You’ll enjoy hearing her read and connecting with her whether or not you’ve read Miracle Country.

Atleework recalls her family roots and explores the history of California’s arid Eastern Sierras in her ambitious, beautiful debut. Nearly two centuries of conflict over land, water, and individual rights flow through parallel stories… Atleework’s remarkable prose renders the ordinary wondrous and firmly puts this overlooked region of California onto the map.” -Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

Thank you to our 12 annual Lands & Legacy Celebration Sponsors

This year’s celebration is made possible by these generous sponsors:

Legacy Sponsors:

Tony and Sherryl Taylor

Paddle Raise Sponsors:

Ruth and Roger MacFarlane

Anonymous Eastern Sierra Protectors

Story Hour Sponsors:

Eastern Sierra Community Bank

Business Sponsors:

Pupfish Cafe