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Bear Yuba LDSC_0824.JPGand Trust (BYLT) will recognize two lifetime conservationists during its annual Oak Tree Bash: Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 3 at the historic North Star House.

During this intimate gathering, the Land Trust will honor Alicia Funk with the William Nickerl Award for Conservation Leadership and treks leader Clarence Motter with the John Skinner Sierra Outdoors Recreation Award

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Celebrating 25 Years of Saving Land

DCP_0020.jpgJoin Bear Yuba Land Trust as we celebrate our 25th anniversary with a fun new lineup for 2015:

  • Extended trails at Black Swan Preserve
  • A new trail and public grand opening at Rice's Crossing Preserve
  • A bigger and better community "Celebration of Trails"
  • 25th Anniversary Party
  • Youth in Nature activities
  • A 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 a Land Trust supporter.

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


BYLT to Permanently Protect Yuba River “Narrows”

The Narrows PGE.jpgIn a historic deal with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the University of California, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) will hold a conservation easement on 41 acres on the Yuba River known as the “Narrows,” permanently protecting the natural resources of this land from development.

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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.

In December, the property was generously donated to BYLT for the purpose of protecting the land from development forever. With the Clover Valley donation, Bear Yuba Land Trust has secured ten Preserves, totaling nearly 4,000 acres.

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Cool Season Hiking at Black Swan 

DSC_0745.JPGWith the cool temperatures of winter, 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.



owl_03.gif  Treks for the Mind 

Join BYLT for a book club for nature lovers! Our next  featured book is Fire Season by Philip Connors. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, March 2.

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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.

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The BYLT Lands Team needs your help! We are in search of a vehicle donation.  Please consider a tax-deductible donation of your used truck or SUV to BYLT. Must have 4wd and the ability to pull a trailer.

For vehicle donation tax tips, click here.   

For more information contact Erin at 530-272-5994x203

 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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