The Bramette Land Trust Gathering in Benton, CA

What if I told you that you hold the power to protect our planet’s natural treasures, right in your own backyard?

Spring is a time of renewal, a time when we see the beauty of nature reawakening all around us. As the flowers bloom and the trees unfurl their leaves, we are reminded of the incredible power of the natural world to inspire, heal, and connect us.

But our lands are disappearing at an alarming rate. In the United States, we lose roughly 150 acres of natural land and 40 acres of farmland every hour. That amounts to losing more than the entirety of Grand Canyon National Park every year. Once that land is gone, we can’t get it back.

That’s why ESLT is so important. From working ranches to to vast expanses, we partner with willing private landowners to conserve land forever. Privately-owned land makes up 60% of the United States, but only 3% of it is protected for conservation. Our work is local, voluntary, and forever.

We can all have better lives, stronger communities, and a healthier planet by making sure that our beautiful, open spaces stay beautiful and open.

Every piece of natural land we protect means:

  • Less carbon dioxide in the air we breathe
  • Healthier soil for our crops
  • Cleaner water in our taps
  • More protected habitats for plants and wildlife

What does your positive impact look like? It means protecting special places in the Eastern Sierra like Black Lake Preserve forever. It means keeping muddy boots on the ground for habitat restoration work through donations of funds or tools, or by volunteering to join us for land stewardship days.



And we’re working hard to ensure that everyone has access to natural areas, close to home. Places where children can play, friends can connect, and people can find calm from a stressful day.

ESLT Staff repairing fences at Black Lake Preserve. Image by ESLT Staff

But we can’t do it without you.

Your support is vital to our mission. Your gift will help us acquire and protect more land, connect people to nature, and create a healthier, more vibrant community for all.

Please consider making a donation today. Your generosity will make a lasting impact on the land we love and the people who call it home.