National Trails Day
Saturday, June 1st, 9:00-4:00
Come celebrate local trails with Bear Yuba Land Trust and friends during National Trails Day. We'll have information booths, food, drink, speakers and live music in the heart of downtown Nevada City. A number of hikes, rides, trail work parties and botanical walks will take place on some of the region's most popular trails througout the day and weekend. A diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts have teamed up for the event offering activies for all interests and skill levels. CLICK HERE for details.
Nevada City Cemeteries and HEW Building
Sunday, June 2nd, 1:00-5:00
This walking/driving tour starts at the Health, Education, and Welfare building, infamous in its recent history but famous for its past. It has two cemeteries, holding over 500 unmarked graves. Next we'll visit historic Pine Grove, Deer Creek, and Pioneer Cemeteries, discovering the final resting places of many of Nevada Counties most famous inhabitants. CLICK HERE for details...
Armchair Trek: The Mars Science Laboratory Mission and the Curiosity Rover
Friday, June 7th, 7:00-8:30
Scientist Robert Haberle, working in NASA’s Mars Climate Modeling Group, will give an overview of the Mars mission, its goals and objectives, what we have learned so far, what the implications are for the planet's climate, and whether it could have harbored life.
This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of NASA’s own about Mars’ early climate system, orbitally-forced climate changes, surface-atmosphere interactions, and the present seasonal cycles of water, dust, and carbon dioxide – all potentially relevant to Earth’s distant future. Click HERE for details....
2013 Earth Encounters Summer Camp
Registration is now Open
Session 1 - June 10-14 Indigenous Peoples Celebration Camp (ages 7-12)
Session 2 - June 17-21 Earth Education Camp (ages 7-12)
Session 3 - June 24-28 Kinder Camp (ages 4-6)
Choose full-day or half-day for Sessions 1 & 2; Session 3 is half-day only
CLICK HERE for details and registration.
Treks for the Mind
A Book Club for nature lovers! The reading group will meet on the first
Monday of the month, every other month (odd numbered months). Our next meeting is on Monday, September 9th at 3:00pm (the 2nd Monday due to Labor Day). Our next featured book: Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy
Read more about the Group....
Bear Yuba Land Trust VIDEO RELEASED!
We are extremely proud to announce that the video, "Save Lands. Build Trails. Encounter Nature," 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!
BYLT's Trail Cards are a great
addition to everyone's backpack!
There are 19 trails featured, each on its own laminated
card, held together as a set by a cool caribiner you can
hook right on your belt loop. Side 1 has a detailed trail
map with legend; side 2 contains information about the
trail including distance, elevation change and
directions. Only $10! Call Jean Gilbert at 530-272-5994 x 205.
When the road gets rough... We need to keep on trucking!
Do you have a vehicle to donate to Bear Yuba Land Trust? This is what we need:
- Reliable truck or SUV with 4WD
- Room to haul tools or green waste
- Ability to haul a small trailer with ATV
Vehicle donations are tax deductible and help us fulfill our mission!
If you have a vehicle to donate, call Erin Tarr at 530-272-5994 x 203.
How to Find Us on the North Star House Property
Our office address is 12183 Auburn Road, Grass Valley CA 95949. Directions: From McCourtney Road, turn onto Auburn Road (opposite Gate 3 of the Fairgrounds), drive 6/10 of a mile and watch on the left side for a driveway with a big orange and green iron gate (if you see a pond on your right, you've gone too far). Pass through the gate and take the next right (sharp turn). At the end of that tree-lined road, turn left and soon you'll see a white cottage with our sign on the front.
The Gardener's Cottage, once the residence of the North Star property's gardener, was built in the 1880s, around the same time as the assay house and superintendent's cottage, and has gone through many renovations over the years. CLICK HERE to see a before and after photo. Bear Yuba Land Trust moved its offices into the building on July 1, 2011. We love it here!