Breaking News: Historic Sinnamon Meadows Property now Permanently...

1,240 Acres of Ranch Land and Important Wildlife Habitat Preserved Forever! Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra's cherished landscapes. ESLT is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, a stunning expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property's working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs, and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:21-08:00September 10th, 2014|Blog, Press Releases|

ESLT Welcomes New Executive Director, Kay Ogden

The Eastern Sierra Land Trust Board of Directors is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Executive Director search with the appointment of Kay Ogden. Kay left her position as Associate Director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance in South Lake Tahoe to begin work as ESLT Executive Director on May 1. She brings great passion for the Eastern Sierra landscape... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:30-08:00May 6th, 2013|Membership, Press Releases|

Dear ESLT Friends

Dear ESLT Friends, I'm writing to let you know that I'm planning to step down from my position as Executive Director ofEastern Sierra Land Trust. After almost 12 exciting and gratifying years of helping get this nonprofit up and running, I'm ready for some new challenges and opportunities. I'll be staying on until my successor is in place and will serve on the search committee. In the future, I'm planning to serve …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:03-08:00August 29th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases|

2011 ESLT Annual Report now online

Dear Friends, 2011 was a banner year for ESLT. Highlights included celebrating our 10th birthday, receiving accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance's Accreditation Commission, and increasing the total number of conservation easements to fifteen. President of the Board, Tony Taylor, cuts the cake at ESLT's 10th birthday party. Yet these achievements didn't happen overnight. They are instead the culmination of years of effort and diligent behind-the-scenes work on the part …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:23-08:00August 20th, 2012|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Eastern Sierra Past Present and Future: An Expert...

Coming to the Art for Conservation show at the G2 Gallery this weekend? Stop by on Sunday, July 1 at 3:30pm for a panel discussion with our very own Executive Director, Karen Ferrell-Ingram! Eastern Sierra Past Present and Future: An Expert Panel The Eastern Sierra is a historically significant and iconic region in California's diverse landscape. In conjunction with the exhibit, Art for Conservation, the G2 Gallery presents a panel of representatives …continue reading

2017-03-03T11:03:05-08:00June 27th, 2012|Blog|

Historic Cattle Ranch Preserved in Bridgeport Valley

Local Ranchers preserve additional Working Agricultural Lands in Bridgeport Valley Bridgeport Valley, in northern Mono County, once known as "Big Meadows", is one of the largest mountain meadow areas in California. Settled by miners and ranchers 150 years ago, local ranchers in Bridgeport Valley now face rising pressures to develop and subdivide their land. Recently, Centennial Livestock has preserved 718 acres of working agricultural lands with a conservation easement. This important new …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25-08:00January 20th, 2012|Blog|

Big Gains in Voluntary Land Conservation

The first census of land trusts in five years found 10 million new acres conserved nationwide since 2005, an increase of 27%!! The National Land Trust Census, released by the Land Trust Alliance, shows that during the same time period, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, a major federal conservation program, added just over 500,000 acres and saw a 38% funding cut. The census is available online at A total …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25-08:00December 27th, 2011|Blog|

Important Wildlife Migration Corridor Expanded

ESLT members and partners save more critical habitat In an exciting new project, John and Ivie Wilson, longtime landowners in Swall Meadows, have just sold 60 acres of critical deer habitat to Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) for permanent preservation. To ensure that wildlife have room to roam, ESLT works with farsighted landowners who want to permanently protect the critical habitats on their land. John Wilson is the great-grandson of …continue reading

2017-03-03T12:12:25-08:00December 16th, 2011|Blog, Press Releases, Volunteer|
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