Open Spaces Wild Places: A Celebration of Land

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Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on the Autumn Equinox for a local farm dinner under the oaks and among the rolling hills of 760 permanently protected acres of Nevada County’s pristine agricultural land known as Linden Lea Ranch.

Tickets are on sale now for Open Spaces and Wild Places: A Celebration of Land, an event set to take place Saturday, September 22 from 4 p.m. to dusk at Linden Lea Ranch, home of Nevada County Free Range Beef.

It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the organization that has protected more than 15,000 acres of critical farmland, forestland and riparian areas from development within the Bear and Yuba River watersheds of the Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills.

“We’re grateful that Bill and Anna Trabucco have once again opened up their home at Linden Lea Ranch so that the public may experience such breathtaking natural and working lands. These and the surrounding oak woodlands support the most biodiversity of any ecosystem in California,” said Erika Seward, BYLT Co-Executive Director. “It’s going to be a magical evening with friends old and new, in celebration of our collaborative efforts to preserve significant landscapes and the exciting work that lies ahead.”

Funding generated from ticket and auction sales supports sustained land conservation to protect the viability of local agriculture and the area’s rural quality-of-life. In addition, funding will support continued partnerships with the Cities and willing landowners to enhance local recreation and expand access to nature for all.

Guests will arrive for a one hour social with live music, chef’s choice passed appetizers, a silent auction featuring goods for everyone’s tastes including health and wellness, art and entertainment, outdoor adventures and travel, home and auto, local restaurants and boutiques, and more.

Chef Emily Scott-Arbaugh from Emily’s Catering will prepare a multi-course gourmet farm-to-fork dinner using the finest ingredients from regional farms and ranches. The meal will be elegantly served rustic and family style on long tables with a sunset view and local wine flowing, with a menu that includes: garden salad; blistered summer beans and peppers; green rice with corn, tomatoes and pinenuts; pan-seared salmon with blistered cherry tomatoes and basil; Nevada County Free Range Beef flank steak grilled and served with charred lemon and rosemary chermoula.

As always, a much anticipated Live Auction will feature one-of-a-kind items sure to please a conservation-minded crowd who enjoy the excitement of out-bidding their neighbors, all in the name of an important cause. This year’s Fund-a-Need pledges will support healthy lands forever with the continued development of BYLT’s year-round Encounter Nature youth conservationist program that provides citizen science and naturalist education to children and families.

Live Auction items ~ click for details or click on a specific item!

Babine River of Grizzlies raftingZulu Nyala Safari
Chinquapi Tahoe Condo
Transluscent Norfolk pine bowl handcrafted by Mike Snegg

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Tickets cost $100 for Members and $125 for Not-Yet-Members

General Information:

Your online purchase secures your seat. You will not receive a physical ticket. Once your payment is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with event details and directions. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Shannon Ronan at (530) 272-5994 x211 or

Table reservations for parties of 8 or more are available upon request.

Land Trust events are not appropriate for dogs. The event is rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.

For questions, please contact Shannon Ronan at (530) 272-5994 x211 or