Walk on the Wild Side this weekend!Rice's Crossing 1-21-15.jpg

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust as we honor our 25th anniversary with the grand opening of the first completed section of the Yuba Rim Trail at Rice's Crossing Preserve. Mark your calendar for this Walk on the Wild Side event celebrating both BYLT's birthday and Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th. More details HERE

More fun anniversary events in 2015:

  • May 8 - Land For Farms: Social at Linden Lea
  • May 30 - "Celebration of Trails"
  • Aug 23 - Dance Party with Pete Escovedo
  • Sept 19 - Family BBQ at Burton Homestead

In addition, BYLT is bringing back the introductory BYLT membership rate of $35. There's no better time to be involved with Bear Yuba Land Trust.

Together we can Save Land. Build Trails. Encounter Nature.


2015 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

EE Camp-38.jpgBYLT's Earth Encounters 2015 Summer Camp Registration is now open. Held at the beautiful Burton Homestead just outside downtown Nevada City, BYLT's quality nature programs provide wonderful outdoor experiences that will last a lifetime.

Choose from three week-long sessions - full and half day options available. Sessions fill up quickly so register here today!


BYLT officially opens Black Swan Trail

DSC_0046.JPGAn estimated 90 people turned out on Saturday, March 28 for the grand opening of the new trail at BYLT's Black Swan Preserve near the town of Smartsville, located about one-quarter mile down Mooney Flat Road.

The two-mile trail offers wildflower and bird viewing and a pleasant picnicking location next to the pond.

Read more and download maps here


owl_03.gif Treks for the Mind 

Join BYLT for a book club for nature lovers! Our next  featured book is Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, May 4.

Read more....


Introducing Clover Valley Preserve

DSC_0975.JPGBordering the community of Alta Sierra on 35 acres located off of Brewer Road, Bear Yuba Land Trust's newest property, Clover Valley Preserve, is a lovely example of oak and mixed conifer forests. South Wolf Creek bisects the length of the landscape, providing habitat for aquatic and terrestrial life.

Read the full press release here



 BYLT Acquires Six Miles of Riverfront at Rice's Crossing!


In coming years the land will boast miles of river corridor and ridge trails for hiking, bike riding and equestrian riding; provide river access for kayaking and fishing, offer hope for river and fish habitat restoration and serve as a working landscape for sustainable timber harvests and cattle grazing.

Read more here


 BYLT video - Get Inspired! 

We are extremely proud to present our video, "Save Lands. Build Trails. Encounter Nature," which has been posted below, on YouTube, and on our Facebook page! This shows a lot of what we do - please watch it, share it, and watch it again!

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Look Around! If you look around, you just might see Seep Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus). Seep Monkeyflower occurs in...

Posted by Bear Yuba Land Trust on Wednesday, April 15, 2015