Sign Up for Summer Camp Today!
New! Bear Yuba Land Trust is offering expanded youth programming at the beautiful Burton Homestead all summer. Check out the upcoming season's camp line up starting in June with BYLT's popular camps, followed by camps led by Sierra Harvest's Food Love Project, 4EEEs - Fox Walkers and Sierra Streams Institute. Led by environmental educators, Burton Homestead is the ideal outdoor classroom where kids learn about the natural world and have fun!
Jug Hundle Film and State Park Panel Discussion
April 30, 7 to 9 pm
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for the first Nevada County screening of The Story of Jug Handle. Filmmaker Alden Olmsted follows the story of his father, local naturalist, John Olmsted and a dedicated band of citizens who successfully led a grass roots effort to save Jug Handle - an important State Reserve on the Mendocino Coastline - from development. A panel discussion about local state parks will follow.
Read more here
Watch a film trailer here
Treks for the Mind
Join BYLT the first Monday every other month for this book club for nature lovers! Our next featured book is Last Season by Eric Blehm. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, May 5.
Newest Conservation Easement - Little Deer Preserve
Have you heard about BYLT's newest conservation easement, Little Deer Preserve? Now 60 contiguous acres on Banner Mountain will be protected from future development forever.
Read more here.
BYLT's Newest Preserve: Garden Bar
This 652-acre working cattle ranch includes oak woodlands, grasslands, two miles of interior creeks and over two miles of Bear River frontage including the historic Garden Bar crossing used by California's earliest pioneers. Garden Bar Preserve connects 9,000 acres of conserved landscapes.
Help Save Our Bridge!
A campaign to preserve the historic covered bridge at Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park is underway and you can help! Governor Brown has allocated in his proposed budget the funds needed to complete the resoration work. Contact your State Legislators and let them know how important saving the Bridgeport Covered Bridge is to you and our Golden State. Please call or write them TODAY!
Click here for background information, a list of lawmaker contacts and a sample letter for your convenience.
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 is also available on our Facebook page! This video shows a lot of what we do, and we are happy and proud to be able to share it with you all! Please watch it, share it with your friends on Facebook or by email, and watch it again!