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…

Forever Farms Partners Raise More Than $780,000 to Protect Critical Farmland in Nevada County

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), Sierra Harvest, BriarPatch Food Co-op and Tahoe Food Hub are excited to announce the first successful fundraising campaign for the Forever Farms program, raising more than $780,000 for the protection of critical farmland in Nevada County. The seven-week public campaign closed July 1, receiving over 650 individual contributions. “Together, we…

Forever Farms: Saving farmland for a resilient community

Friends of BYLT, This is one of the most important letters we will ever write. We would like to alert you to a serious community threat that is upon us if we do not act now. In the past year, two critical organic agricultural producers left Nevada County due to lack of affordable access to…

Stay Home, Stay Healthy Letter from our Co-EDs

Dear friends of Bear Yuba Land Trust, Spring has arrived and the sun is shining today. Despite growing uncertainty in the face of the global pandemic, nature is our constant and nature persists. We draw inspiration from our community as we navigate an unknown future together and we remain strongly committed to our mission while…

BYLT Accepting Public Comments for Re-Accreditation

BEAR YUBA LAND TRUST Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. BEAR YUBA LAND TRUST is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land…

52 Hike Challenge Nevada County 2020

Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) are teaming up for the fourth year to encourage Nevada County residents to venture outdoors, hit the trail, and explore miles of hiking opportunities found in their own backyard. Started by Karla Amador and Phillip Stinis in 2014,…

2019 Conservation Wins YOU Made Happen!

Conservation Wins YOU Made Happen! Did you hear the good news? In 2019, Bear Yuba Land Trust scored these significant conservation victories because of your support and advocacy! FOREVER FARMS Bear Yuba Land Trust introduced our Forever Farms program which was born out of a Land for Farms workgroup established with members from BYLT, Sierra Harvest, Nevada County Grown…

Season of Giving

Tomorrow we kick of our 12 Days of Giving as part of our year end Lands Appeal Campaign. We would like to extend our gratitude once again for your generous support throughout the year. This year marked significant growth and progress with our trails and public access programs: 1 – The creation of Snowdrop, Trabucco…

BYLT Holiday Tree Sale

It’s that time of year again! These trees, locally grown on BYLT’s Woodpecker Wildlife Preserve, are the perfect addition to any home this winter season! Ranging from small incense Cedars at $50 to large Douglas Firs at $100, all proceeds go to supporting the work of BYLT – conserved land, protected wild spaces, new trails,…

Preserving the Environment While Hiking

Preserving the Environment While Hiking Hiking is a great way to get outdoors and truly enjoy Mother Nature. While hiking (and walking, cycling, etc.) are great low-emission forms of exercise, it’s still possible to damage the environment while hiking. Here are some top tips you can keep in mind to ensure you preserve the trail…