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
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 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…
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
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/