Bear Yuba Land Trust

Bear Yuba Land Trust exists to create a balance between nature and the needs of the people who make a life and a livelihood here. This is our home. Our mission is to enrich the deep community connection with our land – today, tomorrow and forever.


BYLT wins funding to improve outdoor recreation at Rice’s Crossing

Photo Credit: Margie Determan
Photo Credit: Margie Determan

August 16, 2016 – This month, California Natural Resources Agency awarded Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) $312,217 to develop multi-use, public recreation amenities for Rice’s Crossing Preserve, a 6-mile stretch of the Yuba River.

Over the next two years, new parking areas for cars and horse trailers, picnic ramadas, informational kiosks, restrooms and more than seven miles of new trails will be constructed on the 2,700 acre preserve… Read Full Article


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Preserves & Conservation Easements

Bear Yuba Land Trust is a private, non-profit, membership supported group promoting voluntary conservation of our natural, historical and agricultural resources in the Bear and Yuba watersheds of the Sierra Nevada foothills. We do this through permanent protection and enhancement of natural areas, farms and ranches, trails and parks to provide a lasting community heritage.

preserves and conservation easements


Preserves & Conservation Easements

Discover Local Trails

Check out our informative online Trails Portal with an interactive map, downloadable maps and in-depth write-ups of our communities’ most beautiful trails.

trails portal
Trails Portal