IN THE FIELD: Grouse Ridge Research Forest Tour

Join BYLT for a tour of the Grouse Ridge Berkeley Research Forest. The research forest project focuses to increase resilience, resistance, and adaptation capacity of California’s Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests. Berkeley Forest will lead this two hour tour with ample opportunity to learn and ask questions. This tour has moderate elevation gains, please bring water, snacks and comfortable hiking shoes. See you there! 

$10 BYLT Members / $15 Public


The forest is located up Bowman Lake Rd to Grouse Ridge Rd. Carpooling is recommended. There is space for parking along Grouse Ridge Rd at the Berkeley Forest property or parking at the Sierra Discovery Trail head (nearest bathroom) and carpool up to the site. Grouse Ridge Rd is a dirt road, but generally in good condition and fine for vehicles with moderate clearance. Keep in mind that this is about an hour drive to the location from Nevada City so please plan ahead.

ABOUT GROUSE RIDGE: Located along Grouse Ridge and containing parts of Clear Creek and Rucker Creek, the three parcels contain a wide variety of landscapes and forest types. The Fall Fire of 2008 burned through approximately 200 acres of the western parcel and provides a great opportunity to document the successional changes over time of a fire affected forest system. BYLT is very excited to be working with UC Berkeley on permanent protection of this forest. The research will be a great base of knowledge for other forest landowners to understand forestry in the face of climate change. Learn More

IN THE FIELD is our monthly event series led by naturalists, scientists, local historians, land stewardship partners, and our own BYLT staff and board. Attendees can expect to learn more about the protected lands in our community.

From guided and themed hikes on our 45+ miles of local trails to behind-the-scenes tours of our nature preserves and open spaces, you won’t want to miss IN THE FIELD!

Group size is small and space limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Everyone is welcome! “In the Field” events are open to the public with special discounts for BYLT members. Not a member? Join today!