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Press Releases & Published Articles



September 19, 2016 - Community Volunteer Day and BBQ to Support Local Public Lands

Now is the time to give back to the lands you love. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is partnering with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and numerous other local agencies and conservation groups to hold a community-wide volunteer event and barbecue on Saturday, October 1. . .

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August 29, 2016 - Volunteers Needed for Great Sierra River Cleanup on the Owens River

Are you tired of trash on our waterways, and want to make a difference? On Saturday, September 10th from 9-11 am, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be leading the charge to clean up the Wild Trout section of the Owens River. . .

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August 24, 2016 - Eastern Sierra Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Now in its 15th year protecting critical wildlife habitat, historic working lands, and scenic open spaces across the Eastern Sierra region, Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) today announced it has achieved renewed accreditation – a mark of great distinction in land conservation. . .

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July 19, 2016 - The Stories of Manzanar

Manzanar is a part of our nation’s past that many have tried to sweep under the rug. And yet there are countless stories baked into the dirt beneath the tall white monument that now stands at the Manzanar National Historic Site: stories of the Native Americans who lived there first; stories of the orchards and ranches that once filled the valley; stories of the Japanese Americans who were forced from their homes and imprisoned there, in the vast and unforgiving desert. . .

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July 11, 2016 - Celebrate Conservation: ESLT to Host Their 8th Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration Weekend

Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust this summer as they celebrate the Eastern Sierra’s Lands & Legacy! In recognition of their 15 years of conservation success, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites the community to join in the festivities at their 8th annual Lands & Legacy celebration weekend and fundraiser, taking place July 29th – 31st. . .

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June 29, 2016 - Become an AmeriCorps Member with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member with Bishop-based nonprofit, Eastern Sierra Land Trust. . .

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May 23, 2016 - Catch the Buzz: Tour Local Pollinator Gardens

For three years, locals have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens. These blooming natural spaces offer more than aesthetic value: they are designed to provide much-needed habitat for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. . .

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May 16, 2016 - Spring Into Action: Help Local Conservation Grow

Everywhere you look, spring is a time for hope. And this spring, you can bring hope to the Eastern Sierra: hope for working ranches and critical wildlife, hope for generations to come. Whether you live in the Eastern Sierra, have a second home. . .

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April 25, 2016 - The Stories that Shaped Inyo County

Inyo County is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and in its honor, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be exploring Inyo's past in a 5-part speaker series aimed at bringing to light the rich cultural and natural history of the area. . .

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April 18, 2016 - Celebrate Conservation at ESLT's Black Lake Preserve

Thanks to Michelle Browner, the unusual landscape and critical habitat of the Adobe Valley's Black Lake is protected forever – and now you can experience its wonders for yourself. On May 14, join Eastern Sierra Land Trust at the Black Lake Preserve to celebrate the conservation of this special place. . .

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April 11, 2016 - Get your Garden Growing at ESLT's GardenFest

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds flit from tree to tree and butterflies float from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. To celebrate this season of growth, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to join them as they “Ring in the Spring” at their annual GardenFest . . .

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March 28, 2016 - Keeping the Eastern Sierra Abloom

What's for dinner? Without pollinators, the options might be few. With one third of the food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from backyards to dinner plates. Much of the Eastern Sierra's natural treasures rely. . .

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March 21, 2016 - Lend a Hand on the Land with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

With the weather warming, Eastern Sierra Land Trust has planned a series of Volunteer Stewardship Days for the upcoming months. ESLT staff and friends will be getting outdoors and going to work to remove invasive weeds, clean up trash and debris, and create safer wildlife habitat. . .

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March 3, 2016 - Tambour Foundation Awards ESLT $1 Million Endowment

Now entering its 15th year of land conservation, Eastern Sierra Land Trust recently announced that it has received the largest gift in the organization’s history – one that will have a major effect on its capacity, and as a result, the future of protected lands in the Eastern Sierra. . .

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February 29, 2016 - Keeping Up with the Round Valley Mule Deer

The past three years have been hard on Eastern Sierra wildlife - and our mule deer herds are no exception. Are you wondering how the deer are faring in the wake of severe drought and wildfire, including the 7,000-acre Round Fire? On March 12t. . .

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February 22, 2016 - Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed Teams Up with ESLT to Keep the Eastern Sierra Blooming

From a distance, Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed appears as a lush swathe of green rising from Chalfant Valley's sandy soils. As the hands and hearts that have kept this family-owned garden store growing strong since its founding in 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair. . .

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January 26, 2016 -Bridging Education and Conservation: Inyo County Education Professional Joanne Parsons Joins Eastern Sierra Land Trust Board of Directors

Having lived and worked in the Eastern Sierra for over 35 years, Joanne Parsons has a deep affection for her rugged home. So with the arrival of the New Year, Joanne decided to help guarantee a better future for the region by joining the Board of Directors. . .

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