Summer Jazz Series


12th Annual Stars Benefit Concert - Up Next: The Sierra-5

Bear Yuba Land Trust announces a lineup of stellar jazz musicians to perform in a series of three summer concerts on the lawn at the beautiful North Star House. The series began with internationally celebrated contemporary jazz pianist and composer David Benoit on Sunday, July 27 (a fabulous time was had by all who attended!). We are now looking forward to local favorites, The Sierra-5 from the Sierra Jazz Society performing blues jazz on Sunday, August 24 followed by Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band on Sunday, September 28.

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Opportunity to Work with BYLT and SNAP!

Bear Yuba Land Trust and SNAP is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to 11 months of service protecting Sierra Nevada natural resources and creating sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members serving at BYLT will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service.

Deadline for applying is August 1. Interviews will begin in mid-August.


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BYLT Acquires 2,707 Acre Rice's Crossing!

IMG_4911.jpgThis week, after three years working with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and a myriad of state, federal and local agency partners, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) acquired 2,707 acres in Nevada and Yuba counties - including six miles of Yuba River frontage - known as 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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 Help Raise $60,000 for Local Trails 

Trails Appeal-1.jpgBreathtaking vistas, oak forests, rich farmland and scenic rivers – community trails open these landscapes for recreation and inspiration. The Land Trust has built over 35 miles of trails which are used by hikers, runners, mountain bikers, equestrians, strollers and wheelchairs. We need to raise $60,000 to build new local public access trails.

A very generous local donor has come forward with an inspiring challenge – to double every dollar you give to build local trails, up to $30,000. Big gifts, small gifts…all are important in this effort.

A gift of $50 would become $100.
A gift of $1,000 would become $2,000.
Every gift will be matched – please help take us over the top!

Building trails is only possible with your support. Please help Bear Yuba Land Trust secure $30,000 in matching funds and reach our goal of $60,000 to build local trails!

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 Just Say 'No' To Dog Poop on Trails!  dogs on trail.jpg

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) are teaming up to increase community awareness about dog poop on local trails by launching a sign-making contest for kids this summer.

Learn more and download an entry form here.


owl_03.gif  Treks for the Mind 

Join BYLT the first Monday every other month for this book club for nature lovers! Our next  featured book is Wisdom of the Last Farmer by David Masumoto. Our next meeting, after we take the summer off, will be held on Monday, September 8.
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 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!


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