The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) works together with our National Forest partner to publish books, movies (DVD's), pocket guides, maps, and to develop products so that visitors can broaden their experience while spending time in the Eastern Sierra. Proceeds from the sales in the ESIA Discovery Stores directly benefit projects and programs here in the Eastern Sierra.  ESIA is a 501(c)3 organization. Thank you for your support.

Your kind donation provides an opportunity to build awareness and appreciation for the Eastern Sierra through interpretation and education.

The proceeds support the following projects

Facility Improvements

  • New projectors for both the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Auditorium and Mono Basin Theater
  • Eastern Sierra Visitor Center exhibits and Leave No Trace Patio  
  • Schulman Grove renovations
  • White Mountain Ranger Station counter

Community Events

  • Eastern Sierra History Conference
  • Mono Basin Annual Bird Chautauqua
  • Sierra Club's Eastern Sierra Art Festival
  • Traveling Film Festivals
  • Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage & Naturalization Ceremony
  • Owens Lake Bird Festival

Interpretive Programs

  • Campfire programs in June Lake, Mammoth Lakes & Bridgeport
  • Arborglyph programs

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