Dance Party with Pete Escovedo

pete.jpgCome celebrate 25 years of saving land, quality nature programming, and local trails during Bear Yuba Land Trust's annual dance party under a cool starry night with the Grand Master of Latin Jazz, Pete Escovedo.

Located at the historic North Star House on Sunday, August 23, this outdoor summer concert features a gourmet gala dinner, wine and beer bar and auction fundraiser that you won't want to miss.

Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who breaks down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. He has performed with artists such as Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea and Arturo Sandoval.

Learn more and buy tickets here


Let's Build Trails Together! Donate today.

DSC_0806.JPGMany people move to the Sierra Nevada foothills for the outdoor recreation opportunities found here. Often these outdoor wonderlands are stitched together by a network of nature trails.

On trails, people meet friends and make new ones. Trails are a cost effective way to improve property values, attract destination tourism dollars and benefit the health and well-being of trail users, young and old.

By donating to BYLT's annual trails appeal, you help build and maintain the community trails you love and enjoy. Help reach this year's goal of raising $40,000 for trails. Learn more here.


BYLT sues neighbor for damage to nature preserve

IMG_2572.JPGBear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) filed a lawsuit June 15 alleging trespassing and damage to property within Woodpecker Wildlife Preserve on Banner Mountain by neighboring resident, Michael V. Nudelman who lives adjacent to the 28.23 acres of protected forest.

Woodpecker Preserve is one of several preserves owned and permanently protected for public benefit by BYLT. In 1999, the land was donated to BYLT to be held in protected status as a critically important wildlife preserve for a nesting pair of Pileated woodpeckers who live in the old growth forest. Pileated woodpeckers are the largest woodpeckers in North America.

BYLT is seeking a judgment against Nudelman for compensatory damages to the maximum extent allowed by law.

Read the full press release here.


owl_03.gif Treks for the Mind 

Join BYLT for a book club for nature lovers! Our next  featured book is The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, September 14.

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 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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