BYLT Protects 128-Acre Wildflower Ridge Preserve in Grass Valley

Bear Yuba Land Trust announces the permanent protection of Wildflower Ridge Preserve, a 128-acre property located at Rough & Ready Highway and Ridge Road in Grass Valley. Wildflower Ridge Preserve boasts unique natural features, including lava cap soils, which are known to provide habitat for a rare concentration of native plants and beautiful wildflowers.

Support Trails – Summer 2023

Bear Yuba Land Trust has been consistently able to provide outdoor recreation and access to new wild places for more than 30 years because of generous support and donations from our community. You love trails just as much as we do and it shows! Your support is critical to making more trail work possible.

Bear River Headwaters now protected in perpetuity for public benefit

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), announces the permanent protection of 267 acres of mixed conifer forests and meadows in the Bear River Headwaters and beautiful granite walls along the South Yuba River canyon.

BYLT partners with the National Exchange and Holbrooke Hotels

Bear Yuba Land Trust has partnered with Acme Hospitality’s local properties, the National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City and the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley through a new reservation booking platform, Kind Traveler. With its socially conscious “Give + Get” model, Kind Traveler empowers travelers to positively impact the communities they visit.

A Wild Independence

How naturalist John Olmsted inspired a community and turned an abandoned mining ditch in California’s Gold Country into the first wheelchair nature trail in the United States.

BYLT presents two new films at 2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

BYLT produced two films in 2021, and we are pleased to announce that both will be screening at the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City.

Saving Nevada County’s farmland with agricultural conservation easements

Here in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the needs of local farmers and ranchers are changing and our agricultural lands are at risk. (The Union, November 9, 2021)

A place just for the critters and cows

Nevada County Rancher features BYLT’s Garden Bar Preserve and our partnership with Nevada County Free Range Beef. (The Union, Fall 2021 Special Section)

Celebrate (and support!) our trails

Dear Friends, Since 1993, the American Hiking Society has hosted National Trails Day, dedicated to recognizing and advocating for trails on the federal, state and local levels. To commemorate National Trails Day in June, Bear Yuba Land Trust joined trail organizations across the nation to celebrate and promote all of the amazing ways trails connect…

‘The big challenge’: BYLT and State Parks ‘cobble’ funding together for Independence Trail restoration

‘The big challenge’: BYLT and State Parks ‘cobble’ funding together for Independence Trail restoration (The Union, August 19, 2021)