Love the Eastern Sierra and Looking for a Way to Give Back to your Community? Apply Today to Become ESLT’s Next AmeriCorps Member!

Would you like to help restore and protect the Range of Light while gaining valuable environmental professional experience?

Apply today to become a Member of the 2014 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) and serve with Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) in Bishop, California!

Our current SNAP member, Elise Robinette, monitoring one of ESLT's conservation projects in the Eastern Sierra. This is an important duty carried out by our AmeriCorps partners every year.

Our current SNAP member, Elise Robinette, monitoring one of ESLT’s conservation projects in the Eastern Sierra.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust and SNAP are seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to 11 months of service devoted to protecting the Sierra’s natural resources and working to create sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members serving at ESLT will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders, and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.

Since 2007, ESLT has participated in the AmeriCorps program. We have hosted talented adults who have conducted education and outreach within the region, helping to inform and inspire our communities about land preservation and habitat restoration. ESLT works with willing landowners to preserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values.

Deadline for applying is August 1st. Interviews will begin in mid-August.

Responsibilities & Projects:

AmeriCorps members also help to maintain an ecological balance on the lands we preserve. Pictured here, Hillary Behr cuts bullrush at the Benton ponds.

AmeriCorps members also help to maintain an ecological balance on the lands we preserve. Pictured here, Hillary Behr (AmeriCorps member, 2011) cuts bullrush at the Benton ponds.

Members will serve full-time, from October 21st, 2013 thru September 21st, 2014. Projects & responsibilities will vary depending on service positions, but will be based on watershed restoration and assessment, watershed education and outreach, and volunteer recruitment and coordination. For more detailed service descriptions, please visit www.servingthesierra.org.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Monthly stipend of $1,254 per month
  • Standard health insurance
  • Up to 340 hours of technical, ecological, and skills-development training throughout the year
  • Granted on completion of the program: AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,550 for use on existing qualified student loans or future higher education expenses

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the SNAP Member Application form which can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.servingthesierra.org/application-materials.html. Completed applications should be emailed to snap@sierranevadaalliance.org.
  2. Email your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter stating your interest in the SNAP Member position and your best qualifications for the position to snap@sierranevadaalliance.org.
  3. Be sure to title your email subject: “2014 SNAP Application.”

Deadline to Apply: August 1!

A significant component of the AmeriCorps Partner's role is in community education. Here, Elise helps a 3rd grader measure sunflowers planted by his class in the ESLT garden.

A significant component of the AmeriCorps Partner’s role is community education. Here, Elise helps a 3rd grader measure sunflowers in the ESLT garden that were planted by his class.

For more information about SNAP, please contact:

For more information about the ESLT position, please contact:


Have you purchased your tickets for ESLT’s Lands & Legacy Celebration on August 2 – 3?

Click here to buy now!

Lands & Legacy is an annual event to celebrate the work we do to preserve vital lands. Hosted in conjunction with Rusty Gregory and Mammoth Mountain, this fundraiser includes a walking tour on one of our conservation projects, followed by a social hour, benefit dinner, live music, and fabulous silent auction with fine artwork, travel packages, and more. Read more about the event by visiting our webpage.

We hope you’ll join us!

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