Open Spaces & Wild Places: A Celebration of Land


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Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for an end-of-summer Gala to be held outdoors under the oaks at one of the most spectacular permanently protected agricultural lands in Nevada County, Linden Lea Ranch.

Imagine sitting at the table with friends and neighbors for a farm-to-fork dinner at sunset. There is live music playing,  a nature-themed art exhibit, and an entertaining live and silent auction. The setting is a legacy cattle and horse ranch and it’s the Land Trust’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Support land conservation and nature programming while experiencing the beauty of one of the most important conserved ranches in our community.

Gates open at 4 pm with a social hour. Guests are invited to stroll by an art show of landscape photography or peruse a Silent Auction with numerous items from area businesses. Guests can sample appetizers and sip signature cocktails, craft beer from Three Forks Brewing Co. and local wine from Lucchesi Vineyards while listening to tunes by Bob Mora and the Third Degree. Festive ranch attire is encouraged.

Chef Emily Scott-Arbaugh from Emily’s Catering will once again delight Land Trust supporters with a delicious farm-to-fork dinner using the finest locally grown foods. Nevada County Free Range Beef will be the centerpiece of the meal, long-time partner with BYLT. Fish and vegetarian options are also available served family style along with seasonal side dishes. As always, a decadent dessert will finish things off.

Founded in 1990, BYLT is a private, non-profit, membership-supported group promoting voluntary conservation of the region’s natural, historical and agricultural resources in the Bear River and Yuba River watersheds of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and foothills. BYLT Saves Land, Builds Trails, and offers programs to get people outdoors and Encounter Nature.

Elegant Farm Dinner featuring Locally Grown Foods prepared by Emily’s Catering

First Course
Late summer garden salad~ roasted fennel and lemon vinaigrette
Artisan bread basket
Second Course
Roasted Summer Vegetables with Garlic and Herbs
Spinach Ricotta Ravioli with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Basil
Spice Rubbed Salmon with Tomato Corn Relish
NCFR Beef Brisket with Three Forks Pomegranate Porter Glaze
Stone fruit and Blackberry Crisp with house made Sour Cream


Limited Tickets:
$100 Members: Early registration, tickets available now!
$125 General Admission: tickets available July 17th

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General Information:

Your online purchase secures your seat. You will not receive a physical ticket. Once your payment is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with event details and directions. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or 

Table reservations for parties of 8 or more are available upon request. 

Land Trust events are not appropriate for dogs. Event is rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.

For questions, please contact Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or