BYLT urges river-goers to use extreme caution when recreating this time of year

Bear Yuba Land Trust urges everyone to exercise extreme caution this time of year when recreating outdoors where high temperatures and melting snow pack in the Sierra Nevada create potentially life-threatening conditions in creeks and rivers.

Community comes together to Celebrate Trails

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationists and trail supporters next week for the biggest showcase of local community trails of the year!

Penn Valley ranch applies for easement program

The easement would ensure that the land will be protected from any future development, and will remain designated for ranching or other agriculture practices. It would also be the first easement that Bear Yuba Land Trust purchases through the California Department of Conservation.

Plant More Trees

Five years of drought has killed many trees and made others more susceptible to bark beetles. Upwards of 62 million trees died in 2016, according to the United States Forest Service (USFS), which performs aerial surveys of forest land.

BYLT receives settlement in tree cutting lawsuit

This week, local Attorney Michael V. Nudelman agreed to settle with BYLT in a lawsuit for the unauthorized cutting of several large growth trees – over a century old – on Woodpecker Wildlife Preserve in Nevada City.

Land News – Winter 2017

Our 2,500 square mile watershed is an enormously diverse landscape, spanning 9,000 feet in elevation at the Sierra crest dropping to the Sacramento Valley floor 80 miles west. Biodiversity here is more complex and more numerous than almost any other place on the planet.

BYLT honors three lifetime conservationists at Oak Tree Bash

BYLT will recognize Ted Beedy as a lifetime conservationist with the “William Nickerl Award for Conservation Leadership” during the annual Oak Tree Bash on March 14. BYLT will also recognize Ron Mathis and Warren Wittich with the the “John Skinner Sierra Outdoors Recreation Award”.

Only as healthy as the land is

For more than 40 years, Lynne Dover has been care-taking 142 acres that she and husband, Al Dover, own on Deer Creek, 3.5 miles west of downtown Nevada City.

BYLT seeks local contractor to bid on repairs of Rush Creek Ramp

Bear Yuba Land Trust is looking for a local contractor to repair the wood wheelchair access ramp above Rush Creek on the beloved Independence Trail. Built by the late Naturalist John Olmsted and community volunteers, the ramp has fallen into disrepair in recent years

UC Research Forest Lands Expand with Donation

The first of three large land donations from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to the University of California has been officially transferred, expanding UC’s research forest lands by 1,459 acres. Named the “Grouse Ridge Forest” after the dominant feature of the property, the land is located on three parcels in the headwaters of the Yuba River in Nevada County.