"Each moment of the year has its own beauty"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you have a favorite season? Each are so unique and offer something special to us – the warm glow of summer, the orange and red hues of fall, the starkness of winter, and the newness of spring. It seems that whichever season we are in is my favorite. Now, as we find ourselves in midsummer, the desert is awash in yellows, pinks, blues and at least a dozen shades of sage.

There’s also something so inspiring about seeing the natural world around me burst through the soil, reaching for the sun and the vibrancy of life. There’s a vine in my yard that is blooming for the first time since we moved here, five years ago. I wonder what triggered it to grow its deep green leaves and bright orange flowers -and why now?

Our ESLT native plant demonstration garden has been filled with the laughter and delight of our Sunflower Kids – local third-graders get hands-on experience planting seeds, learning about worms and then nurturing the plants until they tower above them. Their joy is contagious and enlivens our work.

We, of course, hope that we are instilling something else in them – a little seed that at some point, when the conditions are right will bloom into a desire to become beacons of conservation leadership in the years to come.

I hope you are having a wonderful “whichever season it is”!

With gratitude,

Kay Ogden, Executive Director
Eastside Mixer
June 25, 5:00-6:30pm
ESLT office in Bishop ( map )
Join us as we celebrate wildlife that make our side of the Eastern Sierra so unique. Learn more>>
Green Creek Powerhouse Preserve
Stewardship Day
June 26, 5:00-6:30pm
Green Creek Powerhouse Preserve
Lend a hand by joining Eastern Sierra Land Trust to improve beautiful meadow habitat near Benton on the Green Creek Powerhouse Preserve.
Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Days
Saturday, July 28, 8-10am
Saturday August 25, 8-10am
Calling all Volunteers! ESLT needs your help in keeping Hwy 395 beautiful by helping clean up our stretch of the highway. Learn more>>
Crayons & Paint
Saturday, August 4, 9am-12pm, Free!
Karen's Preserve
Join us for a fun and family-friendly way to get out in nature at our second annual Crayons & Paint at Karen’s Preserve for nature activities, animal tracking and art-making. Learn more>>
The 10th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup
Saturday, September 15, 9am- 12pm
Join us as we partner with organizations throughout the Sierra in the Great Sierra River Cleanup (GSRC), a statewide volunteer event that focuses on removing trash from Sierra Nevada waterways. Learn more>>
For more information on these events or to volunteer, please contact or call (760)873-4554
Lands & Legacy Celebration Was a Success!
Finding Hope and Resiliency in Nature
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at our 10 th  Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration!   We had fun and we learned a lot about the agricultural history of Conway Ranch and some tips and tricks for taking better photographs of our favorite places.  With your help, we raised important funds to protect the places we all love for a more resilient Eastern Sierra. Together, we are preserving land for future generations to know that working farms and ranches are an important and viable way of life in the Eastern Sierra; and for the rest of us to have places that fill our souls.

So thank you again for your commitment to conservation, and for all that you do to protect the Eastern Sierra forever. Let’s keep the hope and resiliency alive for many years to come.

Special thanks to our tour leaders who helped make our event so successful: Linda LaPierre, Cindy & Orin Sage, Rick Kattelmann and Bill Dunlap!
We're looking for our next Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member
Do you love the Eastern Sierra and want to help protect its wonders while gaining valuable professional experience in the environmental field? Apply to become Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s next Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Member!
Save the Date: July 25 for our next Eastside Mixer!
Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust as we celebrate the wildlife that make our side of the Sierra so unique! On Wednesday July 25th from 5:00-6:30pm meet and mingle with other wildlife lovers for our Eastside Mixer. This free and casual event will be held at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust office at 560 N. Fowler St. in Bishop. We hope to see you there!
Crayons and Paint on August 4
Looking for a fun and family-friendly way to get out in nature?
Join Eastern Sierra Land Trust for our second annual Crayons & Paint at Karen’s Preserve (south of Crowley Lake) for nature activities, animal tracking and art-making. Get a bit messy at our open-art station as local artist Lynn Marit Peterson joins us to create a one of a kind live painting! Children ages 5-15 and their families welcome .
Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to protect vital lands in the Eastern Sierra region for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historic, and watershed values.
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