November 2020 • ESLT News
"What if today, we were just grateful for everything?" -Charlie Brown

Dear friend,

In this time for giving thanks, I hope that you know truly how grateful all of us here at ESLT are because of you. You shower us with gifts of kindness, support, and donations, and we don't take it lightly.

Today we're all grappling with how to celebrate this magical season with appropriate precautions, and with how to still somehow "be" with our family and loved ones. I set up a Zoom celebration with my family members. I know it won't be the same, but we'll try to laugh and connect, and share photos of what we've prepared for our meal.

Whether you're preparing a traditional meal, preparing s'mores over a campfire, or walking into the quiet of nature, I hope that you're surrounded by peace, hope, and harmony.

I wish I could find another way to say "thank you." Until I do, please accept my deepest gratitude.
With sincere thankfulness,

Kay Ogden
Executive Director/CEO, ESLT

Magnify your impact on the land you love when you donate to ESLT by mail, phone, or online in honor of #GivingTuesday! A generous longtime ESLT member will match your gift dollar for dollar. Read more about this hopeful day and other creative ways to support ESLT.
Virtual Chat: Hunewill Ranch is Protected Forever
Tuesday, December 1st, 12-12:45PM

Celebrate how your support led to the recent permanent protection of Hunewill Ranch with a new conservation easement. Come hear stories of this historic family and irreplaceable landscape. RSVP to Amanda.
Virtual Chat: Our Amazing Eastern Sierra Wildlife
Wednesday, December 16th, 12-12:45PM

Learn about our iconic Eastern Sierra wildlife, how to respectfully spot them, and how your support cares for them. ESLT staff will share fun facts and stories of seeing wildlife on our protected land. RSVP to Amanda.

By supporting ESLT, you protect places like Hunewill Ranch that mule deer rely on for migration pathways. You protect places like Black Lake Preserve, a critical stopover for migratory birds. You protect buffer zones that benefit mountain species like Sierra Nevada red fox. Read about all the ways your support cares for iconic Eastern Sierra wildlife!

In this issue you'll meet the Hunewill family and the wildlife that thrive at Hunewill Ranch, which is now protected forever with a conservation easement. And that's not all! Celebrate more good news like the new Wetlands Reserve Easement on Black Lake Preserve and Swall Meadows Wildlife Area's unified, coordinated care.

The extended digital version of our 2019 Annual Report is now available! Flip through to reflect on all of last year's successes including the protection of Lundy Canyon, Stewardship Days at Black Lake Preserve and in the Bodie Hills, and much more.
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, Amanda, Cami, Carissa, Gabrielle, Heather, Kristen, Sara, Sus, and our Board of Directors