In The Field

Join BYLT for a monthly trek to some of our favorite destinations.

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”!

Programs will be 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. Group size will be 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!

Upcoming Events

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Guided Hike at Independence Trail East (Nevada City)
Sunday, January 16 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
BYLT partners with Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a special IN THE FIELD. Led by Jesse Locks, Producer for BYLT’s film A Wild Independence, the hike follows the gentle gradient of an old mining ditch and is wheelchair accessible for one mile. Attendees will enjoy views of the South Yuba River canyon and learn about the history of the trail, the first identified wheelchair accessible wilderness trail in the country.

FREE, Advance tickets required



Snowshoe Bear Valley
Saturday, February 12 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Join BYLT on a scenic snowshoe tour of Bear Valley. Led by BYLT’s Community Engagement Manager, Megan Green Wells, the program will cover backcountry snowshoeing tips, talk about the history of the surrounding area, identify flora and fauna, discover wildlife tracks, and much more! All ages welcome, under 18 must be accompanied by participating guardian.

ABOUT BEAR VALLEY: This montane wet meadow is known for playing a unique and crucial role in the ecology of many bird species found in the Sierra Nevada. BYLT is expecting to close on the 2,600 acre conservation easement at Bear Valley in late 2022. 

$25 BYLT members / $30 public
Snowshoe rental add-on $15


Please call us 530-272-5994 or email with any questions about events.