This month, California Natural Resources Agency awarded Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) $312,217 to develop multi-use, public recreation amenities for Rice’s Crossing Preserve, a 6-mile stretch of the Yuba River.
Wearing work clothes and ready to dig in the dirt, 35 community volunteers joined Bear Yuba Land Trust on Saturday, Feb. 6 to install the Native Pollinator Garden at Adam Ryan Preserve, a 37 acre property featuring meadows and forests along Dog Bar Road and Alta Sierra Drive.
Site prep is underway for a 3,000 square foot pollinator garden at Adam Ryan Preserve designed to attract native pollinators and migratory and native butterflies, becoming the first of its kind on any Land Trust property.
A new era of land conservation is dawning for Bear Yuba Land Trust as agreements with PG&E, the Stewardship Council and other agencies continue to move forward, permanently protecting iconic lakes and rivers of the Sierra Nevada.
This winter, a three-way land conservation deal between Pacific Gas and Electric Company, UC Berkeley and Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) will lay the groundwork for establishing a UC Berkeley research forest where researchers can study the effects of climate change on forest health in the upper Sierra Nevada headwaters lands.
Since its earliest days, Bear Yuba Land Trust has worked to protect local farm and ranch land. BYLT remains dedicated to keeping this important legacy intact in a number of ways.
In December of 2014, the Bach family generously donated 35 acres to BYLT for the purpose of protecting the land from development forever.