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Welcome to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust Newsroom: your source for information and updates about Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s conservation work in our community.

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SierraScapes Newsletter

Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s bi-annual printed SierraScapes Newsletter shares updates about our conservation projects, events, and other news from our community.

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Inside our latest issue, you will:

  • Enjoy interviews with our new staff
  • Read updates about some of ESLT’s conservation easements in Bridgeport Valley
  • Look into the world of ESLT land tours
  • And more…

Inside our latest issue, you will:

  • Enjoy interviews with our new lands program directors
  • Read updates about ESLT’s involvement in exciting conservation work like the Mammoth Lakes 395 Wildlife Crossing and the 30 by 30 Initiative
  • Look into the world of physically monitoring conservation easements
  • And more…

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ESLT Express E-Newsletter

Want to keep current on conservation news, event updates, and other ways to get involved? Our e-newsletter is the resource you need! The ESLT Express features stories from our blog, information about upcoming events and volunteer days, and reflections from ESLT Executive Director/CEO Kay Ogden.

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2023 Press Releases

Leslie Hunewill

November 15th, 2023 – ESLT Expands Conservation Reach with Landmark Project in Nevada

Press Release [PDF]

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT)
proudly announces the conservation of Desert Creek Ranch, a historic and ecologically
significant ranch located in Smith Valley, Nevada. This marks the organization’s
inaugural conservation project in Nevada and a huge achievement for sage-grouse
habitat in the state.

Leslie Hunewill

January 18, 2023 – Leslie Hunewill Joins ESLT Board of Directors 

Press Release [PDF]

Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is thrilled to welcome sixth-generation Bridgeport Valley rancher and Eastern Sierra advocate, Leslie Hunewill, to its 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…

2022 Press Releases

Centennial Point Ranch Conservation Easement

May 18, 2022 – ESLT Secures Conservation Easement on Centennial Point Ranch, Protecting the Heart of Bridgeport Valley

Press Release [PDF]

The nationally accredited not-for-profit Eastern Sierra Land Trust has secured a conservation easement with ranchers John Lacey, Mark Lacey, and David Wood, to protect the historic Centennial Point Ranch. South of the town of Bridgeport, in the heart of Bridgeport Valley, this working ranch is now permanently preserved for water, wildlife, and sustainable ranching…

2021 Press Releases

August 5, 2021 – Apply Today! Become an AmeriCorps Member with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

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Do you love the Eastern Sierra? Are you looking for a way to give back to our community? Apply today to become ESLT’s next AmeriCorps Member! Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) and the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) are seeking an enthusiastic, conservation-minded young leader to commit to 11 months of service, protecting this region’s natural resources through education and outreach. Application deadline is August 15…

Ullman Ranch Conservation Easement just north of Bridgeport Valley, California

April 20, 2021 – ESLT secures conservation easement on Ullman Ranch, protecting the heart of Huntoon Valley

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The heart of scenic Huntoon Valley is being preserved for water, wildlife, and sustainable cattle ranching through a conservation easement by rancher George “Corky” Ullman and Eastern Sierra Land Trust. North of the town of Bridgeport, at the foot of the Sweetwater Mountains, a shining creek curves through three miles of bright green meadows in Huntoon Valley. This seasonal cattle ranch, along the historic stagecoach route…

Press Release Archive

Conservation Highlights: ESLT’s 2019 Annual Report

What conservation successes have we accomplished, and what is on the horizon for the years to come?

Our comprehensive 2019 Annual Report answers these questions and more, and provides you with insights into how your donations are being used to protect more of the places you love.

To view older Annual Reports, please visit our Financials Page.