Celebrate (and support!) our trails

Dear Friends, Since 1993, the American Hiking Society has hosted National Trails Day, dedicated to recognizing and advocating for trails on the federal, state and local levels. To commemorate National Trails Day in June, Bear Yuba Land Trust joined trail organizations across the nation to celebrate and promote all of the amazing ways trails connect…

Changes Underway as Our Conservation Legacy Continues!

Letter from the Bear Yuba Land Trust President:  Changes Underway as Our Conservation Legacy Continues! The year 2020 was a remarkable one for Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT).  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the destructive Jones Fire, BYLT demonstrated nimbleness as an organization and visionary leadership to expand our conservation efforts and…

Bear Yuba Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Bear Yuba Land Trust Earns National Recognition Strong Commitment to Conservation Excellence with Target to Protect 24,000 Acres by 2021 GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (Nov. 19, 2020) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support preserving the natural and working lands that provide wildlife habitat, local food, outdoor recreation and…

FREE Gala This Friday – SNEAK PEEK!

Take a sneak peek! We are getting ready for our Annual Open Spaces and Wild Places Virtual Gala & Conservation Awards– RSVP for FRIDAY, October 16th from 6-7:30PM. This year, due to social distancing guidelines and in order to safeguard public health, this FREE event will take place over two weeks kicking off on October 1st…

2020 Conservation Award Winners

BYLT Announces the 2020 Conservation Award Winners!

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is proud to announce Shelly Covert and Debra Weistar as the recipients of the 2020 BYLT Conservation Awards. Covert is recognized with the William Nickerl Award for Conservation Leadership for her tireless commitment to conservation and dedication to enriching the community’s connection to the ancestral homelands of the Nisenan Tribe….

A Letter from BYLT Co-EDs: 2019-2020 Resiliency Report

Earlier this year, we shared our vision and 2020-2024 Strategic Plan that addresses both community and climate resilience. Many years of consideration, planning and preparation were put into mapping strategic focus areas and laying the foundational groundwork to achieve ambitious goals that protect the conservation values of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds. We want…

NEW! We’re Excited to Announce BYLT’s Conservation Buyer Program

NEW! We’re Excited to Announce BYLT’s Conservation Buyer Program Bear Yuba Land Trust has a unique knowledge of the lands of Nevada and Yuba Counties, across a diverse range of habitats, from the blue oak woodlands and rangelands to the forests in the headwaters region with an abundance of outdoor recreational amenities. Through our Conservation…

NOW OPEN: Silent Auction Bidding + Fund-A-Need

Proceeds from the Open Space & Wild Places : Virtual Gala and Conservation Awards benefits BYLT conservation programs. Thank you so much for supporting us in our mission to protect and defend the working and natural lands of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds. Silent Auction bidding opens October 1st and closes October 16th at…

Jones Fire Destroys Independence Trail Structures- Help Keep the Legacy Alive!

Dear Friends, It is with heavy hearts we report that the beloved Independence Trail has suffered significant damage from the Jones Fire this week. We have recently learned that all wooden structures within the fire perimeter along Independence Trail West, including the iconic flume spanning Rush Creek and the Rush Creek Ramp, were consumed by…

Litton Trail: Connecting Communities

The Litton Trail is a beautiful hiking trail in the heart of Grass Valley. It winds through the forest and offers a convenient route to schools and business and serves to connect neighborhoods. In 1996, the paved section from Hughes Rd to Sierra College Dr was completed and opened to the public, marking it as…