Junior Conservationists: Stories in Nature Summer Series

This summer, the Junior Conservationists will head into the high country for a special line-up of treks that is sure to delight the whole family. A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by…

Fireside Chats: Come, Gather, Have a Seat by the Fire

Join BYLT and Inn Town Campground around the campfire during this fun summer series, Fireside Chats, our second annual collaboration. We’ll kick off in time for the Celebration of Trails Weekend and continue the last Thursday of each month with gatherings the whole family will love! Adventure, storytelling, outdoors, nature, community – this series has it all. Trail maps and…

Get Outside Treks – Free Summer Series

Get Outside this summer with BYLT’s free docent-led outings on local trails and preserves called Get Outside Treks. We’ll kick things off June 30 with an outing at Adam Ryan Preserve on the Alan Thiesen Trail. Showy milkweed and other flowering plants in the pollinator garden and Humboldt lilies are sure to delight visitors. Be…

New Co- Executive Directors look forward to a bright future

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is excited to announce the appointment of new leadership with Co-Executive Directors Erin Tarr and Erika Seward, who are now officially at the helm of the organization as it heads into its 29th year. With a talented and passionate team at their side – made up of loyal staff members,…

Executive Director Steps Down, BYLT Announces Change in Leadership

After achieving tremendous growth and increased community support, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) Executive Director Marty Coleman-Hunt is stepping down after 13 years at the helm. For 11 years, Coleman-Hunt led the organization as the executive director after serving on the board of directors as secretary and fundraising chair for two years. Under her leadership,…

BYLT secures protection of 857 acres in Grouse Ridge

A new deal between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) brings exciting news for outdoor recreationists and lovers of the wild. Habitat for important mountain species are now permanently protected and some of the most popular non-motorized trails are located on the property. With the deal, 857-acres of scenic…

BYLT secures funding to conserve historic ranch in Penn Valley

Dec. 15, 2017 – Last week, the State awarded Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) $3.45 million, facilitating the second phase in the preservation of a 3,070-acre cattle ranch in Penn Valley, forever protecting one of Nevada County’s largest, historic and important agricultural lands known as Robinson Ranch. It was the largest award given by the…

“Wild grown” holiday trees for sale

Did you know you can support land conservation by purchasing a “wild grown” holiday tree from Bear Yuba Land Trust? Helen Crawford and Brent McDermott donated a truckload of beautiful trees harvested from their high elevation property, Clear Creek Preserve. Choose from white fir for $8/ per foot and red fir or “silver tip” for…

BYLT acquires Higgins Pond

BYLT is proud to announce the acquisition of the first open space preserve in the Higgins Corner area of Nevada County. Earlier this month, Bear River Recreation and Park District donated 1.23 acres of open space known as Higgins Pond Preserve to the Land Trust. Located on the corner of Combie and Armstrong Roads (Higgins…

Land Trust launches “Save Land” campaign to protect 20,000 acres by 2020

In an effort to support the natural resources that have always sustained the people, plants, and animals who live within and downstream of these watersheds, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is launching a community campaign with a timely message and call to action: “Keep It Wild. Protect Open Space. Donate to BYLT’s  Save Land campaign.”