Help Support Public lands throughout the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin!

ESIA is a 501(c)3 organization

The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) is proud to be one of the oldest nonprofits in the region! ESIA was established in 1970 by visionary citizens interested in helping the U.S. Forest Service provide interpretive education relevant to the unique surrounding landscape, sharing with the public the importance of the Sierra public lands. ESIA became one of the first independent organizations in the United States to operate under a Participating Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for educational purposes. In 1971 ESIA received its nonprofit 501(c)3 status. Today, ESIA’s ongoing agency partnerships include the Inyo National Forest, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Tahoe National Forest, Death Valley National Park, Devils Postpile National Monument, Manzanar National Historic Site, and the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office. Join us in our collaboration to help educate and inspire people about the Eastern Sierra through interpretive products, exhibits and programs. 


Join Now!

New ESIA members are presented with an ESIA Member gift; new and renewing members receive discounts on in-store ESIA retail items and events, and 10% off in-store purchases at over 400 public land stores. Optionally join our email list and quarterly newsletter to stay informed about our exciting projects! Choose from the following membership options:

  • Desert– $35/ year
    (10% discount + member tote bag)
  • High Desert– $70/year
    (10% discount + member tote bag & water bottle)
  • Montane– $100/year
    (15% discount + member tote bag & artisan mug)
  • Alpine– $250/year
    (20% discount +  tote bag, water bottle, & artisan mug)
  • Summit– $1000/ year
    (25% discount + tote bag, water bottle, & artisan mug)


Give Now!

Not ready to become a member? 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.

Donate Your Vehicle and Make a Difference

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to ESIA by simply completing this form and someone will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You’ll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up. Once your vehicle is sold, you will be provided proper tax forms in time to file. Friendly Donor Support Representatives are available 7 days a week to assist throughout the process.