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 in June - full and half day options available. Sessions fill up quickly so register here today!


Nevada County Celebration of Trails 2015

Trails_Flyer_5_15_Fin.jpgIt’s the biggest showcase of local community trails of the year!

Join area trail enthusiasts for a community Celebration of Trails on Saturday, May 30.

The day will start with a lineup of morning outings: A beginner, moderate and intermediate trek; a family bike ride and a run.

Stop by the Tahoe National Forest headquarters on Coyote Street in Nevada City in the afternoon for a fun  festival full of family activities, food, Three Forks Brewery beer, live music by Ragged but Right, and more. This is free event, a one stop resource for gear, maps, flora and fauna and more, is a great opportunity to get familiar with all the local trails and trail groups in our region.

Read more here


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


BYLT officially opens Yuba Rim Trail and Black Swan Trail

WOW.JPGOver 75 people joined us on Saturday, April 18th for the grand opening of the new trail at BYLT's Rice's Crossing Preserve near Bullards Bar Dam. The trail goes two and a quarter miles out to a point overlooking the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the Yuba River.

Stay tuned for more information and maps of the Yuba Rim Trail. 

An estimated 90 people turned out on Saturday, March 28th 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 about Black Swan Trail 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 The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, September 14.

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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