Bear Yuba Land Trust

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Name Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT)
Type Trail Association
Phone 1-530-272-5994
12183 Auburn Road
Grass Valley, California
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Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Bear Yuba Land Trust is a non-profit, community-supported organization that works to promote voluntary conservation of the region’s natural, historical and agricultural legacy.

Since 1990, Bear Yuba Land Trust has been a conservation leader in our region, saving more than 15,000 acres of Sierra Nevada and foothill forests, oak woodlands, meadows, riparian habitat, farms and ranches. Our professional trails team has worked with community volunteers to build and maintain more than 45 miles of local trails. Each year BYLT fills a recreation gap by encouraging hundreds of people to get outdoors and enjoy nature by providing numerous opportunities to do so with the highest quality adventure and learning programs.

Our land stewardship team is made up of biologists, botanists and foresters who live here, are invested in the community and care about the land. Each year, the team keeps careful record of the geology, plants and animals on the Preserves and conservation easements that BYLT proudly monitors.

BYLT is comprised of a small staff and board, hundreds of devoted members, volunteers and community sponsors who are dedicated to preserving this place we call home. BYLT supports the economic stability of our community by keeping working landscapes like farms, ranches and forestlands viable. BYLT works with willing landowners, other nonprofit organizations and community supporters to permanently protect critical landscapes through voluntary conservation easements, fee acquisitions, and other strategies. BYLT follows an American tradition of local land trusts which began in the mid-1800s, joining the efforts of over 1,800 local land trusts nationwide.

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2 Reviews for Bear Yuba Land Trust

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 I think it would be good to consider trail improvements that would make a would class trail from Fuller Lake to Nevada City. Of Course this is the Pioneer trail. In the meantime It would be a good if new a trail could be built soon where CalTrans has destroyed the trail due to Highway 20 realignment or at least install signage so riders don't just come to a dead end with a sign that says trail closed. Someone has already done this with a sign and pink ribbons for one section.
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flag Redhawk (Jun 28, 2022 at 11:31)
 Caltrans has paid the Tahoe National Forest to relocate the Pioneer Trail where it has obliterated it. Preliminary scouting work has been done by the Forest and will be more extensive after October when Caltrans ceases construction for this year. BONC adopted and maintains the section of Pioneer from Spaulding Lake Trail down to the river where Gold Country Trails Council (the equestrian group) becomes responsible down to White Cloud. BONC maintains from White Cloud down to the market.
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 Great organization working towards connecting our neighborhoods on trails and conserving our beautiful landscapes.
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