Enjoy, photograph, but please refrain from picking the wildflowers

With wildflower season in full bloom it’s important to remember to look, enjoy and leave them be. In California, it is against the law to pick wildflowers on public lands, along roadways or on private property. Doing so could result in a steep fine. Bear Yuba Land Trust reminds nature lovers to refrain from picking wildflowers, taking cuttings, collecting seeds or removing entire plants.

Soil, Not Oil

We are losing 1.7 billion tons of topsoil every year in America. It doesn’t take a scientist to realize systems are breaking down and we need to take action. According to Rodale Institute, one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions could be offset by global changes in farming practices.

Meet BYLT’s Newest Trail Adopters

Residents of Clover Valley Road since 1979, Leslie and Michael raised their three children here and have seen a lot of changes in the neighborhood over time. The family spent so much time playing in the creek looking for wildlife, picking berries and exploring the old abandoned sky blue Rambler, neighbors used to call the kids “creek critters.”

Land Trust announces Rambler Trail on Clover Valley Preserve

Bear Yuba Land Trust is pleased to announce the opening of the Rambler Trail on the nonprofit’s newest landholding, the Clover Valley Preserve near the community of Alta Sierra. This 0.4 mile trail built on a sunny slope by hardworking volunteers offers a pleasant 0.8 mile there-and-back-again walk along gentle switchbacks through scattered Ponderosa pines and red buds.

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for Annual Scotch Broom Challenge

This spring, Bear Yuba Land Trust will continue an ongoing commitment to eradicating invasive weeds from important Preserves by hosting a Scotch Broom Challenge on two sites.

Eagle Scout Teams Up With BYLT

Alex Lerch first approached BYLT in 2015 with an idea to build a fence at Mathis Pond in order to earn his Eagle Scout Badge. He completed this project and came back for more. Alex is the first student from Bear River High School to choose BYLT for his Senior Project. These projects require each student to spend at least 20 hours as an intern with an organization of their choice.

3 guest writers to present at March 17 Yuba Lit event in Grass Valley

Three special guest authors are set for Yuba Lit’s fourth community reading event 7 p.m. March 17 at The Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley.

Land News – Winter 2016

Today rain is the talk of the office. Our Lands staff can’t get outside to continue planting the new pollinator garden at Adam Ryan Preserve. Our Trails staff can’t continue roughing in a new trail to South Wolf Creek at Clover Valley Preserve. The normally docile, tiny creek is now a raging torrent. So we all spent time indoors addressing long awaited things like mapping projects and reporting on grants.