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Bear Yuba Land Trust Protects 128-Acre Wildflower Ridge Preserve Forever

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is thrilled to announce the permanent protection of WILDFLOWER RIDGE PRESERVE, a 128-acre property located at Rough & Ready Highway and Ridge Road in Grass Valley.  Long at risk for subdivision and development, BYLT has purchased the property with support from Sierra Nevada Conservancy and through the generosity of a dedicated […]

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Watch Party for “A Wild Independence: The Story of Nevada City’s Independence Trail” on Dec. 14

On the morning of Monday, August 17th, a fire erupted from a lightning strike and began burning off Jones Bar Road, in the Yuba River Drainage, northwest of Nevada City. Over the course of 12 days the Jones Fire burned 705 acres and destroyed 21 structures, including America’s first wheelchair nature trail, the Independence Trail. […]

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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. This transaction represents […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust Announces 2020 Conservation Award Winners Shelly Covert and Debra Weistar

October 9, 2020 – Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is proud to announce Shelly Covert and Debra Weistar as the recipients of the 2020 BYLT Conservation Awards. Covert is recognized with the William Nickerl Award for Conservation Leadership for her tireless commitment to conservation and dedication to enriching the community’s connection to the ancestral homelands […]

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

NEVADA CITY, CA July 10, 2020 – 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, […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust, Sierra Harvest and BriarPatch Food Co-op launch Forever Farms partnership to protect local food production and supply

May 12, 2020 – As many follow the State mandated “stay-at-home” order, a dedicated, passionate and essential workforce has been putting in long hours on behalf of all of us: farmers. With their hands in the soil, farmers are protecting our local food supply, vital to the resilience of our community. To support these efforts, […]

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Celebration of Trails 2019

May 23, 2019 – National Trails Day is the United States’ largest celebration of trails. Always held on the first Saturday in June, organizations across the country host events that aim to get people outdoors and onto local trails. These events can include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, bird watching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, […]

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BYLT Celebration of Trails Weekend 2018 on May 31

Nevada County, Calif. May 15, 2018 – Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationists and trail supporters are gearing up for four days of trail activities during the 2018 expanded Celebration of Trails Weekend – the region’s biggest annual showcase of local community trails. This year, the event will kick off with a Fireside Chat […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust offers “wild grown” holiday trees to raise money for land conservation

December 1, 2017 – Did you know you can support land conservation by purchasing a “wild grown” holiday tree from Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT)? Last week, Helen Crawford and Brent McDermott donated a truckload of beautiful trees harvested from their high elevation property, Clear Creek Preserve. Folks can choose from white fir for $8 […]

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