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.

Bear Yuba Land Trust and Folk Trails Hiking Club Launch 52 Hike Challenge

Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) are teaming up in 2017 to encourage Nevada County residents to venture outdoors, hit the trail and explore miles of hiking opportunities found in their own backyard.

Hank Meals leads hike at Black Swan for Bear Yuba Land Trust

Join local historian, archaeologist and celebrated hiking author Hank Meals for this special trek of the New Year exploring the history and culture of BYLT’s Black Swan Preserve and surrounding Deer Creek watershed.

Another High Country Conservation Easement for Bear Yuba Land Trust

As part of its land conservation commitment, PG&E recently donated 1,459 acres to the University of California. The transfer was immediately followed by the conveyance of a conservation easement to BYLT, permanently protecting high-country forest land and important wildlife habitat.

BYLT awarded funds for forest health plan in Yuba River watershed

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) will receive $74,550 in grant funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board to complete a timber management plan on approximately 2,000 acres of mixed conifer forest in the North and Middle Yuba River watersheds.