March 2023 • ESLT News
Dear Conservation Hero,
When you close your eyes, can you picture High Sierra meadows, blanketed in greenery and dotted with luminous wildflowers? That we are officially in spring now feels more like a technicality than reality, those lush meadows a far-off dream.
But we are moving forward. It was a historic winter, one that brought resilient neighbors together, and one that will refill our much-depleted reservoirs statewide. Now we can hope for sunshine, and look forward to the opportunities to recreate and come together with our community this spring and summer.
I am happy to announce that ESLT will be hosting a series of community events on the land this summer. With respect to our dear friend Phil Pister who passed away in January, we are rescheduling our May 20th Lands & Legacy Celebration in Bridgeport. I hope that you can join us at his Celebration of Life on May 20th at 2 pm at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory.
In place of the May 20th event, we will be hosting a series of events and land tours this summer. Our lands team and staff are excited to explore and celebrate with you on the incredible lands you are protecting. Our summer event series will wrap up with a dinner and paddle raise at Mammoth Mountain’s Parallax restaurant on September 23rd. Save the date, and I can not wait to see you there!
Today we are saying Ciao to Byron, our amazing Communications Manager. We wish him all the good stuff as he embarks on a new path from the coast – but we won’t let him get too far, keep an eye out for his name as a special contributor!
Executive Director/CEO, ESLT
(760) 873-4554, [email protected]
Mammoth Lakes 395 Wildlife Crossing Updates
The Mammoth Lakes 395 Wildlife Crossing has some exciting updates. Last week, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife named the crossing project as one of the top 12 most important projects in the state to improve wildlife connectivity. The project is picking up steam, with Caltrans entering its Project Approval and Environmental Documentation phase this month.
We just updated our wildlife crossing webpage to include more info, check it out!
Lands & Legacy Celebration Save the Date
Our May 20th Lands & Legacy celebration in Bridgeport has been rescheduled. We hope you will join us at the Celebration of Life for Phil Pister on May 20th at 2 PM at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL).
Our new Lands & Legacy celebration will feature land tours throughout the summer, culminating in a dinner and paddle raise at Mammoth’s Parallax Restaurant on Saturday, September 23rd. Save the date!
More details to come soon about the schedule of summer events and land tours. We can’t wait to get inspired with you this summer on the land that you have protected forever.
Owens River Cleanup
Saturday, April 22nd
The ninth consecutive Owens River Annual Clean Up is around the corner. Meet time is 8 am at the Pleasant Valley Campground by the footbridge. For more information, check out our event page. No RSVP necessary.
World Migratory Bird Day
Come bird with us at ESLT’s Black Lake Preserve in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day.
On May 13th, we will head to Black Lake Preserve to spot visiting birds and get some fresh air. There will also be options to bird on your own at Black Lake Preserve or at the Bishop COSA.
Thank you for being a part of the ESLT family. With our caring landowners, volunteers, members, and supporters, we’re protecting a bright future for the Eastern Sierra.
Kay, Amanda, Amy, Byron, Carissa, Claire, Emmie, Heather, and our Board of Directors
(From Eastern Sierra Land Trust)