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What are you grateful for? "I am so grateful that I have numerous peaceful places to walk whether I have a short time or long time available." - Lisa Hooper  #15DaysofGratitude #SaveLand #DonateToLandConservation #BearYubaLandTrust Learn more: www.bylt.org

What are you grateful for? "I am so grateful that I have numerous peaceful places to walk whether I have a short time or long time available." - Lisa Hooper #15DaysofGratitude #SaveLand #DonateToLandConservation #BearYubaLandTrust Learn more: www.bylt.org

Peaceful Bear River, CA

Peaceful Bear River, CA

#LookAround! If you look around this time of year, you might see #Flannelbush (Fremontodendron californium), a large showy shrub. This shrub is popular for landscaping because it is #DroughtResistant and bears hundreds of #flowers.

If you look around this time of year, you might see (Fremontodendron californium), a large showy shrub. This shrub is popular for landscaping because it is and bears hundreds of

Three river otters happily playing in the Bear River. Learn more about Garden Bar Preserve: http://www.bylt.org/land/garden-bar-preserve/

A working cattle ranch located in South Nevada County showcases oak woodlands, grasslands, over two

The pipevine swallowtail is abundant at Rice's Crossing Preserve. Their host plant California pipevine (Aristolochia californica) is also abundant on the Preserve. Here is one pictured getting nectar from a coyote mint (Monardello villosa).

The pipevine swallowtail is abundant at Rice's Crossing Preserve. Their host plant California pipevine (Aristolochia californica) is also abundant on the Preserve. Here is one pictured getting nectar from a coyote mint (Monardello villosa).

Bear Yuba Land Trust wishes you all the wonder of the great outdoors this holiday season! www.bylt.org #30Landscapes30Days #SaveLand #DonateToLandConservation #BearYubaLandTrust

Bear Yuba Land Trust wishes you all the wonder of the great outdoors this holiday season! www.bylt.org #30Landscapes30Days #SaveLand #DonateToLandConservation #BearYubaLandTrust

This Wed 6 to 7:30 p.m. Shelly Covert from the Nevada City Rancheria will present A Story of Place during the next Fireside Chat at Inn Town Campground.  Wednesday, September 13th, 6-7:30pm

This Wed 6 to p. Shelly Covert from the Nevada City Rancheria will present A Story of Place during the next Fireside Chat at Inn Town Campground.

Crabtree Neck Land Trust: Property: Old Pond Railway Trail

Crabtree Neck Land Trust: Property: Old Pond Railway Trail

The Lands Team enjoyed an exciting day exploring Rice's Crossing Preserve last week. We are continuing our Baseline Survey work. This preserve is vast, wild and full of beauty. Each special place we discover reminds us how important land conservation is. BYLT continues to fulfill its mission through protecting plant and wildlife habitat for generations to come! Learn more about Rice's Crossing here: http://www.bylt.org/land/rices-crossing-preserve/

The Lands Team enjoyed an exciting day exploring Rice's Crossing Preserve last week. We are continuing our Baseline Survey work. This preserve is vast, wild and full of beauty. Each special place we discover reminds us how important land conservation is. BYLT continues to fulfill its mission through protecting plant and wildlife habitat for generations to come! Learn more about Rice's Crossing here: http://www.bylt.org/land/rices-crossing-preserve/

BYLT's Trails Team visited Hirschman Trail this week and happily reported back that the trail is in pretty good shape despite taking a beating during the recent logging operation on property owned by the City of Nevada City.   This summer Nevada City staff hired a logging company to remove dead and dying trees impacted by drought and bark beetles. The landscape around the trail was impacted and now the city Sierra Streams Institute and neighbors are organizing remediation efforts to protect…

BYLT's Trails Team visited Hirschman Trail this week and happily reported back that the trail is in pretty good shape despite taking a beating during the recent logging operation on property owned by the City of Nevada City. This summer Nevada City staff hired a logging company to remove dead and dying trees impacted by drought and bark beetles. The landscape around the trail was impacted and now the city Sierra Streams Institute and neighbors are organizing remediation efforts to protect…

Congrats to the team who built the #NisenanBridge on #EnvironsTrail! It’s a great addition to the #TributeTrailSystem and a way to get more people out, enjoying beautiful #DeerCreek. The Environs Trail, part of the Tribute Trail system, is just one of the many local trails community dollars have helped build. To fund the construction of more great trails like this, visit: www.bylt.org.

BYLT saves land, builds trails, and offers programs that get people outdoors to enjoy nature in the Bear and Yuba River watersheds of the Sierra foothills.

For more than 40 years Lynne Dover has cared for 142 acres on Deer Creek that she owns with her husband Al Dover. Last month the Dover's property became the latest conservation easement secured by Bear Yuba Land Trust. Started in 2003 to protect areas of the watershed from development the final 40 acre phase of a 140-acre multi-phase Conservation Easement known as Peaceful Valley Ranch is complete. Coyote bear deer bobcat and rabbit use the land as a safe corridor to access the creek.  "This…

For more than 40 years Lynne Dover has cared for 142 acres on Deer Creek that she owns with her husband Al Dover. Last month the Dover's property became the latest conservation easement secured by Bear Yuba Land Trust. Started in 2003 to protect areas of the watershed from development the final 40 acre phase of a 140-acre multi-phase Conservation Easement known as Peaceful Valley Ranch is complete. Coyote bear deer bobcat and rabbit use the land as a safe corridor to access the creek. "This…

Winter is Here on Land Trust Preserves!  A swollen Rush Creek roared in full splendor on Sequoya Challenge Preserve - Independence Trail this week when crews went out to assess the ramp.  Protecting open space from development keeps wild lands more resilient in the face of winter storms. Leaving natural lands intact means less erosion and landslides. Wildlife have a safe refuge to hunker down. Your support matters!  Learn more: www.bylt.org

Winter is Here on Land Trust Preserves! A swollen Rush Creek roared in full splendor on Sequoya Challenge Preserve - Independence Trail this week when crews went out to assess the ramp. Protecting open space from development keeps wild lands more resilient in the face of winter storms. Leaving natural lands intact means less erosion and landslides. Wildlife have a safe refuge to hunker down. Your support matters! Learn more: www.bylt.org

The colors are magnificent along the Yuba River near French Bar Rice's Crossing Preserve. A bald eagle was observed soaring just above the water. Learn more about the preserve here: http://www.bylt.org/land/rices-crossing-preserve/

The colors are magnificent along the Yuba River near French Bar Rice's Crossing Preserve. A bald eagle was observed soaring just above the water. Learn more about the preserve here: http://www.bylt.org/land/rices-crossing-preserve/

Stewardship Assistant Elias Grant and Stewardship Program Manager Erin Tarr worked with students from Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning at the upper portion of Woodpecker Preserve. The team of young people tackled fuel reduction, timber cruising plots, burn piles and hikes in the woods.   By supporting BYLT’s Year End Appeal for Land Conservation this kind of stewardship work can continue: http://www.bylt.org/save-land/donate-to-land-conservation

BYLT saves land, builds trails, and offers programs that get people outdoors to enjoy nature in the Bear and Yuba River watersheds of the Sierra foothills.

The Yuba River at Rice's Crossing Preserve South is serene. Refuge for wildlife, native plants abound, and great recreational opportunities. We are lucky to own this land. The public is welcome to visit the Yuba Rim Trail. And stay tuned for more public access updates to come! www.bylt.org

BYLT saves land, builds trails, and offers programs that get people outdoors to enjoy nature in the Bear and Yuba River watersheds of the Sierra foothills.