ESLT Welcomes our new AmeriCorps Member and Education Coordinator, Elise Robinette

Taken in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Elise previously worked in the Inyo National Forest on a trail crew clearing trees from high priority trails that fell during the windstorm in November of 2011.

Taken in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Elise previously worked in the Inyo National Forest on a trail crew clearing trees from high priority trails that fell during the windstorm in November of 2011.

Another new addition to the ESLT team, Elise has started as the new Half-Term Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership member. Growing up in the beautiful heart of Appalachia, Elise developed an affinity for the natural environment at an early age. In 2011, she made the divergent switch from studying photography to joining a conservation corps in Colorado. Cultivating her passion and interests, she soon found herself on the unstoppable train of pursuing a career in environmental conservation and ecological restoration. For the past year leading up to her term with ESLT, she had been leading conservation crews all over the state of California through which she first encountered (and fell in love with) the Eastern Sierra.

Elise hiking Half Dome in Yosemite.

Elise hiking Half Dome in Yosemite.

Having served two previous AmeriCorps terms, Elise looks forward to continuing her 3rd term through the Sierra Nevada Americorps Partnership. Through this partnership the Sierra Nevada Alliance places AmeriCorps members throughout the Sierra Nevada region so that they may contribute to the assessment and restoration of watershed habitats and to increase community stewardship of Sierra Nevada watersheds through education and volunteerism.

She is excited to bring her field and leadership experiences to her new position with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and to become actively involved in the wonderful community of Bishop. When she is not on the clock, Elise can be found scouring the streets on her road bike, clinging to rocks or exploring new trails. She will likely always be seen with a clunky film camera around her neck.

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