The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. National Park Service is dedicated to forging strong emotional and intellectual bonds between the Sierra Nevada and the visitors and residents of this broad region. Our work helps people deepen their relationship with this special place and develop a commitment to protecting it. Your gift allows ESIA to educate and inspire people to care for this special region.

Donors like you help ESIA to provide critical interpretive programs for our public land visitors. Your gift also helps support the work of our partner agencies. Your participation makes a difference all across our region. Thank you for caring for the Sierra Nevada.

ESIA is a 501(c)3 organization.

The proceeds support the following projects

Facility Improvements

  • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center outside lighting

  • Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center native garden

  • New windows in the Mono Basin Area Scenic Visitor Center

Community Events

  • 4th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference

  • Mono Basin Annual Bird Chautauqua

  • Winter Adventure Series

  • Mountain Film on Tour

  • Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage & Naturalization Ceremony

  • Owens Lake Bird Festival

Interpretive Programs

  • Campfire programs in June Lake, Mammoth Lakes & Bridgeport

  • Arborglyph program

Brochures & Signs

  • Devils Postpile National Monument brochure

  • Shulman Grove brochure

  • Native Plant Garden signs

  • Carson City Visitor Guide

  • Inyo National Forest Jr. Ranger Program

  • Inyo National Forest Visitor & Campground guides