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…

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…

Celebration of Trails 2019

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationists and trail supporters May 31 – June 1 for Celebration of Trails, the biggest showcase of local community trails all year!

Channel Your Inner Silk Worm

The world needs people who can transform unwanted, useless byproducts into something amazing and useful. It is easy to tear down and destroy but it takes real skill and determination to build something awesome. Our quick fix prescription society produces an unbelievable amount of waste. We need to get smarter and more creative about reducing, reusing and recycling.

Love Local Trails? Say No to Mud This Rainy Season

A series of winter storms in the Sierra Nevada foothills have left many local trails a mucky mess. To avoid trail widening, unnecessary erosion, soil damage, higher maintenance costs and labor demands, the trails crew at Bear Yuba Land Trust is asking the community to be responsible trail users when the ground is water logged and muddy.

Proper Attire

I love this county for all the unique characters that call this place home. When I am walking around I like to people watch, and I wonder if I will ever get to a place where I am not surprised anymore. I recently had an experience on the trail that emphatically answered that question with a resounding “no”.

Come on Man!

When I was going through the interview process with Bear Yuba Land Trust I participated in several trial work days. I mostly worked on the two mile Black Swan Trail and it was a great learning experience. At that time only locals and people with permission were allowed to be out there.

Character Comes Out

As a Trails Coordinator with Bear Yuba Land Trust, I get the opportunity to go out in nature and explore our county quite a bit. I organize and host volunteer work parties that cover a range of activities. We do everything from trail layout, to building trails, to hanging up signs, or even cleaning up a cartel grow site.

Give and Take

Communities need trails and trails need the community. We have many miles of trails here in Nevada County and it is one of the reasons that this area is such a desirable place to live. Trails maintain our rural and scenic way of life. They provide recreational opportunities and help keep us healthy and happy. Trails increase property values, support broad user groups, and are free for everyone to use.