“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King Jr
It’s one of those gorgeous summer afternoons – the sky is clear with a soft breeze flowing through the green trees, and the sun is starting to dip behind the mountains. As I’ve worked from my home office today continuing ESLT’s mission to protect this amazing region, I’ve heard the cah-cah-cah of a Red Shouldered Hawk as it soars and circles high above, and the chirp of the hummers as they defend their penstemon and hollyhocks.
I know how lucky and privileged I am to be able to work each day to protect a region that “makes my heart sing”. I feel blessed to be a part of an amazing team of dedicated and visionary every-day-folks who came together over 21 years ago to find a balanced solution to protect migration corridors, biodiversity, and the incredible land of the Eastern Sierra.
Land conservation originated from the idea that the responsibility we feel to care for one another can and should be extended to taking care of the land. At the Eastern Sierra Land Trust, we build that land ethic into the management of our preserves and conservation easements so that recreation, ranching, tourism, and cultural values of our special region will continue to thrive into the future.
You know that when we come together, we accomplish amazing things. We welcome community members who care about land conservation and the environment, and have interest in, or expertise with, issues related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to please get in touch with me at [email protected]
. We want you to be part of the conversations about how Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s work in land conservation, stewardship, and education can truly benefit everyone.