The Wetherall family honored their parents, Bill & Orene, with a memorial bench on Orene Wetherall Trail.

Remember loved ones with BYLT’s Memorial Program

Set in the beautiful outdoors, BYLT trails can evoke fond memories of loved ones. Benches, trail mileage markers, and memorial plaques are a meaningful way to memorialize the important people of our lives for years to come.


Memorial Bench Program


Memorial Benches with brass plaques for engraving are available for a donation of $5,000. Benches are made of molded recycled plastic in a dark brown color. They are designed to discourage vandalism and are guaranteed to last for 50 years. Once a site is selected, the benches will be permanently set in concrete. Benches are available on multiple BYLT preserves and trails. We provide site visits of the possible locations and will work with you to customize the perfect location for your memorial bench.

Bench Location Options

Memorial Mileage Marker Program

Memorial Mileage Marker trail plaques are 4.75″ wide by 6″ high, and are mounted on top of a cedar post cut at a 35 degree angle (with the mileage marker posted on the side). Memorial Mileage Marker plaques may be be posted along any BYLT trail with the exception of Litton (click the button below for more details on trail locations). Memorial Mileage Marker trail plaques are available for a $1,000 donation. 

Mile Marker Location Options

Geri Bergen Memorial Forest Plaque


Bear Yuba Land Trust dedicated the first Memorial Forest in memory of Geri Bergen in September 2019. The Geri Bergen Memorial Forest at Woodpecker Wildlife Preserve in Nevada City Commemorates those whose legacies live on forever. A gold colored plaque placed on the memorial sign engraved with a loved one’s life dates is available for a $250 donation.

Start your Memorial Here

To learn more about Memorial Benches, Memorial Mileage Markers, or Memorial Plaques in the Geri Bergen Memorial Forest, contact Administrative Manager Sarah West at or (530) 272-5994 x 204.