January 2020 ESLT News

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Hi there!

Happy January 2020! Wow, that's even hard to write, let alone say. 2020?!

As we embark on a new decade and approach ESLT's 20th anniversary, I wonder what the Eastern Sierra might look like in 2030 if you weren't working side by side with us to protect this extraordinary and special place.

Would the beautiful wide-open vistas that are home to mountain lion, deer, sage-grouse, and pronghorn be cut up by houses and roads? It breaks my heart a little to think of what might have been.

Thankfully, I don't have to. Instead, we can celebrate all the Eastside conservation successes (with more on the way!) that we've worked hard for and achieved together. We're lining up a lot of fun adventures this year where we'll do just that. Psst... check out our new concert series!

I hope that 2020 brings you and your loved ones laughter, wonder, and time outdoors. If that sounds fun to you, keep an eye on our events. I think we can help.
Happy new year!

Kay Ogden
Executive Director, ESLT
760-873-4554, kay@eslt.org

P.S. Have any ideas or thoughts for our programs and events this year? Just reply to this email - I always love hearing from you.

P.P.S. Our e-newsletter has a new look! We'll be giving you all the same Eastside news and events, in a format you'll hopefully enjoy.
Sunday, February 23
2PM Mixer and Art Show at ESLT
3PM Concert at Bishop United Methodist Church

Trumpet in 2020 with the first of four lively shows. Each will feature talented local musicians and artists, with special guests. Tickets: $50/event, $175/series. Learn More .
Saturday, March 7
2-4PM, contact marie@eslt.org for location

Spot local Round Valley mule deer alongside Timothy Taylor, a mule deer expert and an Environmental Scientist at California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Learn More .

Bob Gardner, President of ESLT's Board of Directors, reflects on why protecting the Eastern Sierra is so important - it's for children and grandchildren. 

Learn more about these beautiful and rare foxes, and how you're helping ESLT protect what's known as "buffer zones" that surround their habitat.

"I moved to Benton three years ago from Napa, California where I volunteered with the Napa County Land Trust for many years. I was delighted to learn that there was a very active and effective land trust here." Read about how one of our dedicated volunteers cares for her special Eastern Sierra places, at the link below. Thank you, JB!
Remembering Steve McLaughlin

Steve McLaughlin was an expert botanist who identified native plants on ESLT's protected lands. His knowledge gave us a deeper understanding of places like Black Lake Preserve, so we can care for them in the ways they need. Thank you for all you've done, Steve.
Welcome to Cyd Jenefsky, our newest member of our Board of Directors.

Cyd moves between Stockton, Sacramento, and the Bay Area in her position as Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness at University of the Pacific. She loves the Eastern Sierra and has been a devoted member of our conservation community for many years.
Thank you for being a part of the ESLT family!

With the help of landowners, volunteers, members, and supporters like you, we're ensuring a bright future for the Eastern Sierra.

Kay, Sus, Heather, Carissa, Sara, Kristen, Marie, and our Board of Directors