20 Years of Protecting the Places Where We Live, Work and Play
The loss of open land and fragmentation of landscapes is not just a threat in Nevada County, it’s happening. Those who have lived here more than 30 years have seen our heritage ranches that define the rural character of our community being subdivided. You know that many old, favorite swimming holes are no longer accessible. According to current zoning, 3-1/2 times as much land (281,689 acres) is available for development in Nevada County than all the land currently developed (76,145 acres).
For many of us, saving the places that enrich our lives is reason enough to support conservation. But much more is at stake. Ensuring that our natural areas are preserved is critical to:
Air and water quality
Healthy ecosystems for plants and animals
Local agriculture and sustainable timber industry
Over the years, Bear Yuba Land Trust has been involved with land conservation projects based upon our rigorous science, selecting those sites that offer the greatest gains from conservation. Join us as we embark on new challenges and ensure that our collective legacy endures.
Northern Foothills Partnership
Conservation through Collaboration
The Trust for Public Land, Bear Yuba Land Trust and Placer Land Trust are excited to announce the Northern Foothills Partnership. These three land conservation organizations have formed this partnership to increase investment in strategic landscape-scale conservation of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds. Through unique recreational opportunities and sustainable rangelands, the Northern Foothills Partnership will provide protection to the waterways, historic ranches and the oak woodlands of the Sierra Foothills. Visit the Northern Foothills Partnership website at www.northernfoothills.org.