Support Land Conservation with a Year End Gift
What matters to you?
Land for farms? Forests? Wildlife? Treks and trails? Nature education for youth?
Bear Yuba Land Trust cares about all of these things. That’s why in 2014, this community-supported organization grew from 6,000 acres to 9,000 acres of conserved lands, built miles of new trails, provided the land base for hundreds of kids to learn about nature and led more than 70 outings, treks and educational lectures.
Make a year end gift today and protect the places you cherish while supporting the kind of outdoor programming you want. Donate today!
5th Annual Turkey Trek: Loma Rica Trail -
FREE Community Event
Friday, November 28th - 10:00pm - 2:00pm
Get off the couch, call up your friends, grab the kids and hike off your Thanksgiving dinner with Bear Yuba Land Trust! Come experience one of our local Grass Valley trails and enjoy a fairly easy 3-mile round-trip hike through meadows and conifer woods.
We have received special permission to park at the Horseman's Arena, near the trailhead, at the intersection of Brunswick Road and Town Talk Road. Hikers will walk along Brunswick Road, cross over Idaho-Maryland Road, and head up to an old ditch. The trail ends at Loma Rica Road where hikers will turn around and retrace their steps. With only a 250 foot elevation change, this is a nice outing for families.
Fall in Love with Cool Season Hiking at Black Swan
With cooler temperatures and the colors of fall, now is the perfect time of year to visit Bear Yuba Land Trust's newest two-mile trail at Black Swan.
Completed this summer, the trail weaves through Black Swan Ranch loops above the pond on a hydraulic cliff escarpment, for spectacular views. At Black Swan Pond look for waterfowl, otters, pond turtles and other aquatic life.
Just Say 'No' To Dog Poop on Trails!
Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) have teamed up to increase community awareness about dog poop on local trails by launching a sign-making contest for kids. Submit your entries TODAY!
Learn more and download an entry form here.
Treks for the Mind
Join BYLT for a book club for nature lovers! Our next featured book is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, January 12.
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!
Read the 2014 Fall Newsletter - Hot off the Press!