The landscapes within the Bear and Yuba River watersheds are endowed with a rich mosaic of forests, meadows, historical treasures, and small towns. The land sustains life and replenishes the spirit of the people who live here. Our quality of life is deeply connected to natural resources such as clean soil, air, and water.
The landscape of the Sierra Nevada foothills is changing. Development, conversion of lands, and climate change each pose threats to our scenic, natural, agricultural, and open lands. BYLT protects critical landscapes through conservation easements and purchase of preserves in cooperation with willing landowners, other nonprofit agencies and private sources.
Blue Oak Woodland & Rangeland Region
Yuba Rivers & Ridges Region
Grouse Ridge Headwaters Region