September 2022 • ESLT News
Dear Conservation Hero,
I love this time of the year – the leaves are turning golden, yellow, and red, the days are shorter, and the evenings are cooler. I feel and see the transition happening around me.
While nature changes the form of her glory, ESLT is transitioning in exciting ways too. We are welcoming Amy Sturgill to our team as our new Land Conservation Program Director! Amy brings a wealth of Eastern Sierra conservation experience and a robust skillset to ESLT – read below for more on our talented new team member.
Sara, our past Land Stewardship Manager, has stepped in to help us complete our annual and legally-mandated monitoring during the transition. We are deeply grateful for her expertise and on-the-ground knowledge.
And as we say “Ciao” to Claire, our Education Coordinator and Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership member (SNAP), we can’t thank her enough for how much she has strengthened our Education Program. We won’t let her go too far… she’s part of our ESLT family.
I spent yesterday with over 300 conservation leaders, all gathered in Sacramento as part of California’s effort to collaboratively combat climate change through 30×30. During Sec. Crowfoot’s opening remarks, he said, “we are living in our children’s past.” The room went silent.
I hope that you too find energy in the changes around us. I’m feeling hopeful as I watch nature’s glory.
P.S. Come say hello this Saturday at Bishop’s EV show! More below.
Welcome to ESLT
Kay Ogden Appointed to 30×30 Partnership Coordinating Committee
The committee, comprised of 18 environmental leaders from around the state, is tasked with fostering inclusive public communication and statewide coordination to advance California’s 30×30 Initiative.
Kay will represent the Sierra region in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mitigate climate change through nature-based solutions. In addition to ESLT, Kay will also represent the California Council of Land Trusts, of which she is vice chair, and the Sierra Cascade Land Trust Council, of which she is on the board.
The 30×30 Partnership kicked off this week in Sacramento, and will serve as a model for coordinating 30×30 efforts across the country. As Secretary Crowfoot reminded the attendees yesterday, “audacious ideas are not just possible, they are necessary.”
Great Sierra River Cleanup
Interested in learning more about electric vehicle ownership? Head to Bishop’s EV Show from 9 am – 12 pm on Saturday. The event will be held at West Line and Warren St. Kay will be showing her EV, and would love to chat electric vehicles or conservation!
(From Eastern Sierra Land Trust)