Round Fire Recovery Efforts
Randy Keller (left) and Bill Waldron (right) are two of the many volunteers who have joined us to help protect young bitterbrush seedlings.
In February 2015, the Round Fire ignited in Round Valley and quickly burned through the communities of Paradise and Swall Meadows. Dozens of families lost their homes – and hundreds of mule deer did, too.
Since the fire, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has teamed up with volunteers, residents, agencies, and other local organizations to help restore the corridor. Together with our conservation partners and hardworking volunteers, we’ve planted thousands of new, locally-grown bitterbrush starts, protected naturally-occurring bitterbrush seedlings, and taken action to prevent invasive weeds from gaining a foothold.
There’s still plenty of restoration work needed to bring the landscape back to full health, and ESLT periodically hosts volunteer workdays in the area. By joining our volunteer team, you can help make sure that this important home for wildlife continues to regrow and thrive. Please click here if you’re interested in signing up to volunteer.